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Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Alice Town

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2008 at 1401 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N501AP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau-Fort Lauderdale
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

After dropping 3 pax in Nassau, the pilot was returning to his base in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While cruising over Bimini Island, the right engine failed. The pilote decided to divert to Alice Town airport but the left engine also failed. The pilot eventually made an emergency landing in water, half a mile off Bimini. The pilot was rescued but the aircraft sunk by 40 feet of water.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6A off Alice Town: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 28, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N844TA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Alice Town - Miami
MSN:
44421
YOM:
1954
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Alice Town, Bimini, the four engine airplane lost height and crashed into the sea. All four occupants were killed. It is believed that the crew was engaged in a drug smuggling flight.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined but an engine failure was suspected.