Crash of a Beechcraft 18 in Nassau: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 2010 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N38L
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale-Nassau
MSN:
51132
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On approach to Nassau-Lynden Pindling airport in bad weather conditions, aircraft crashed into the sea few kilometres off shore. Both pilots were killed. Aircraft was approaching runway 27 in a cold front when accident occurred.

Crash of a Cessna 402C in Nassau: 9 killed

Date & Time: Oct 5, 2010 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C6-NLH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nassau - San Salvador
MSN:
402C-0458
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Nassau Airport, twin engine aircraft banked left and crashed into lake Killarney, few km from Airport. All nine occupants were killed. According to witnesses, black smoke emanating from the left engine shortly after rotation.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in South Bimini

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2010 at 1440 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N84859
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
South Bimini - Fort Lauderdale
MSN:
31-7305043
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Twin engine aircraft was outbound to Fort Lauderdale on a taxi flight with six passengers and a pilot on board. Shortly after take off at South Bimini Airport, the lower half of the main cabin door came open. The pilot reversed his course and returned to the departure airport, landing on runway 27. The right main landing gear tire blew out on the landing roll. The airplane went off the right side of the runway, struck a tree, caught fire and came to a complete stop. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. Aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Inadvertent opening of the main cabin door after take off.

Ground accident of a Saab 340 in Nassau

Date & Time: Jan 7, 2010 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C6-SBE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau - Marsh Harbour
MSN:
099
YOM:
1987
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Two crew took place in the cockpit to prepare the aircraft for a scheduled commercial service to Marsh Harbour. In unknown circumstances, all three landing gear failed simultaneously and aircraft fall on the ground. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was withdrawn from use. It is not known if the retraction of all undercarriage is due to a mechanical failure or a mistake on part of the crew.
Probable cause:
Gear retraction on ground.

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 20 off Matthew Town: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 2009 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N28RK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - Fort Lauderdale
MSN:
206
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
About fifty minutes after its departure from Santo Domingo-La Isabela Airport, in Dominican Republic, while cruising at FL280 and 360 knots, crew send a brief message to ATC saying they have an emergency. Aircraft came out of control and crashed into the sea some 18 km east of Matthew Town, Great Inagua Island, Bahamas. Some debris of the aircraft were found floating on water but no trace of both occupants who were considered as deceased.
Probable cause:
Without conclusive elements, it was not possible to determine the probable cause of this accident.

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 Cessna 208 Caravan in Bahamas

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2007 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N954PA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Higuero-West Palm Beach
MSN:
208-0556
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was returning to West Palm Beach, Florida, after a special flight to the Dominican Republic on behalf of a Humanitarian organization. While cruising off Andros Island at 12,000 feet, crew informed ATC about engine problem and tried to divert to the nearest airport. Few minutes later, crew ditched the aircraft off shore. Both occupants were rescued by a sailboat and the aircraft sunk.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Nassau

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2007 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N133RS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Little White Cay - Nassau
MSN:
0606
YOM:
1970
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Nassau international Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a field half mile short of runway 14. The pilot escaped uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that left engine failed enroute while the right engine quit on final.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-300 in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera Island

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2007 at 1715 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C6-BFN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau-Governor\\'s Harbour
MSN:
159
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On landing, the left main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft veered off runway and was damaged beyond repair. All occupants espaced uninjured.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Flamingo Bay

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2006 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N335AK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
263
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Flamingo airport, the single engine aircraft crashed into the sea in unknown circumstances. The pilot was injured while the aircraft was destroyed.