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Search continues for two men whose plane crashed in waters near Acklins

The search continued on Acklins yesterday for the wreckage of a single engine Piper aircraft with two Bahamian men onboard, that crashed into waters near Salina Point, Acklins, on Friday. 

The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) said the airplane was headed to Inagua from New Providence when it crashed. 

The US Coast Guard reportedly saw the aircraft, with US registration N2932Y, on Friday. However, search and rescue teams were unable to locate it. 

The US Federal Aviation Administration lists the registered owner of the craft as Tamal C. Sands. 

Rough seas brought search and rescue operations to a halt on Friday night. On Saturday, a team began scouring the shoreline for debris but did not locate anything. 

AAIA Chief Investigator Delvin Major said yesterday that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard expanded their search area on Sunday but neither group had any luck in locating the airplane. 

Major said search efforts will continue. 

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