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Crash of a Douglas DC-3C off Nassau

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N437GB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami - Nassau
MSN:
19999
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a uneventful cargo flight from Miami-Opa Locka Airport, the crew started the approach to Nassau-Lynden Pindling Airport. On final, the left engine failed for unknown reasons. The crew ditched the airplane about 2,5 nm short of runway 14 threshold. Royal Bahamian Defense Force were able to rescue both pilots reported to be in good health. The aircraft became submerged. Weather conditions at the time were visual meteorological conditions.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain off Clifton Pier: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 2, 2014 at 0850 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C6-REV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Governor’s Harbour – Nassau
MSN:
31-7652062
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Governor’s Harbour's Airport at 0820LT bound for Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport. While approaching his destination and flying along the west coast of New Providence Island, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems and told the passengers he was attempting to ditch the aircraft that crashed into the sea some 550 feet off Clifton Pier. A passenger aged 77 was killed while all ten other occupants were rescued.

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.

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 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 Beechcraft 1900C off Nassau

Date & Time: Oct 22, 2004 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N79YV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arthur’s Town – Nassau
MSN:
UB-41
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
SAC204
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000
Captain / Total hours on type:
112.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
568
Copilot / Total hours on type:
178
Aircraft flight hours:
26397
Circumstances:
The occurrence of this accident was notified to the Flight Standards Inspectorate by the Nassau Control Tower. On October 22, 2004 about 1328 eastern daylight time (1828Z) a Beechcraft 1900C, N79YV registered to JODA LLC of Chesterfield Missouri, and operated by Southern Air Charter Limited of Nassau, Bahamas, was ditched. The accident occurred in approximately four (4) feet of water, approximately 82 yards off the southern shoreline of New Providence Island (6.98 nautical miles southeast of the Nassau International Airport). The State of Manufacture of the airframe and engines (United States) was advised of the accident on that day and invited to participate in the investigation. The NTSB as well as the FAA were also notified and subsequently made party to the investigation, as the aircraft was a United States registered aircraft operating on an approved United States 129.14 maintenance program. Visual Meteorological Conditions prevailed at the time and an outbound visual flight plan was on file. N79YV operated as a schedule air commuter on a domestic transport flight. The flight originated from Arthur’s Town, Cat Island Bahamas enroute to Nassau International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The occupants of the aircraft consisted of eight (8) passengers and a crew of two (2). The Pilot in Command held an Airline Transport Pilot rating and the First Officer held a Commercial Pilot rating. Both crews were certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA). No serious injuries or fatalities were reported.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine due to fuel exhaustion. No fuel was found in left or right collector tanks. On October 22, 2004 at 6:35 am, a total of 386 gallons of fuel was uplifted, which brought fuel total to 2800 pounds. A total of 3 flights were conducted lasting 29 minutes, 11 minutes and then 21 minutes (for a total of 61 minutes chock to chock time and a usage of 700 pounds of fuel) which brought fuel total down to 2100 pounds. On October 22, 2004 at 8:42am a further 146 gallons of fuel was uplifted. This additional 146 gallons brought fuel total back to 2800 pounds. No additional fuel slips were produced to show any further uplift of fuel. A total of 8 flights including the fateful flight were conducted with this 2800 pounds of fuel.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 402B in Nassau

Date & Time: Apr 3, 2002 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N768WC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau - Bimini
MSN:
402B-1066
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On April 3, 2002, about 1210 eastern standard time, a Cessna 402B, N768WC, registered to and operated by Southstream Aviation, Inc., was ditched in Coral Harbor Lake, southwest of the Nassau International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight to Bimini, Bahamas. The airplane was substantially damaged and the commercial-rated pilot and a passenger were not injured. The flight originated about 6 minutes earlier from the Nassau International Airport. According to the passenger who is a U.S. certificated pilot, the airplane was fueled before takeoff. He checked the fuel tanks for contaminants after fueling; none were found. The flight departed from runway 14, then when turning on course to Bimini, the left engine sputtered. The pilot reduced then increased power from the left engine which then quit. He noted at that time the manifold and fuel pressure indications were decreasing. The pilot then turned back towards the Nassau airport to return when the right engine quit. Unable to return to the airport, the pilot ditched the airplane in the lake; the airplane remained upright in the approximately 1-4 feet deep water. Both occupants exited the airplane unaided. The accident site was located approximately 2.6 nautical miles southwest of the Nassau International Airport.

Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Nassau

Date & Time: Jan 17, 2002
Operator:
Registration:
DF-1001
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Acklins Island - Nassau
MSN:
421C-1206
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Nassau-Lynden Pindling Airport, the crew encountered engine problems. The aircraft lost height and crashed in the Lake Killarney near the airport. All five occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-10-DK in Nassau: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2000 at 1312 LT
Registration:
N54AA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nassau - Freeport
MSN:
12475
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On July 20, 2000, about 1312 eastern daylight time, a Douglas DC-3, N54AA, registered to Allied Air Freight, Inc., operating as a Title 14 CFR Part 135 cargo charter flight, crashed after takeoff from Nassau International Airport, New Providence Island, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed by post crash fire and the ATP-rated pilot and commercially-rated copilot were fatally injured. The flight originated about 6 minutes before the accident. According to initial reports, after takeoff from runway 14, the pilot advised the tower that he would have to shut down the right engine and return for an emergency landing on runway 14. The airplane was observed to lose altitude and crash about 2 miles from the airport, east of the extended centerline of runway 14.