Four die following Bahamas plane crash

NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday March 26, 2012 – Four people died when their plane crashed in the Bahamas just minutes after take-off yesterday.

The four, two women and two men died when their plane crashed into some trees and exploded around 1:30 p.m. after taking off from the Treasure Cay’s Airport on Abaco Island while en route to Florida.

It is understood that the victims, believed to be American citizens, and whose identities are being withheld for now, are second homeowners who travel frequently to and from that island.

Initial reports are that all those travelling on the single engine, six-seater aircraft were burnt beyond recognition.

Civil aviation officials and lawmen from the Royal Bahamas Police Force are investigating. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)