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Two survive plane crash

Two pilots were rescued in waters off New Providence after the plane they were on crashed yesterday, Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) Chief Investigator Delvin Major said.

According to Major, AAID was notified around 4:45 p.m. that a DC3, registered as N437GB, that departed Opa Locka, Florida, for Lynden Pindling International Airport, crashed two miles off New Providence.

“Reports are the aircraft declared an emergency due to left engine failure and crashed a short time thereafter,” Major said yesterday.

“The two pilots on-board were rescued in good shape by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and taken to the base.

“Responders are currently on scene trying to locate the aircraft which at this time appeared to be submerged.

“The investigation is under the direction of the AAID and more information will be provided when available.”

Officials said the DC3 is a cargo plane.

Officials said the aircraft went down along the same path that Byron Ferguson’s plane went down in 2018.

Ferguson’s Aztec six-seater crashed 1.5 miles off New Providence on November 8, 2018. Ferguson’s body was never found.

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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