NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday June 20, 2016 – Civil Aviation Department Accident Investigation representatives are expected to today begin investigations into a plane crash on the Bahamian island of South Bimini that left two people dead.
Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, the twin-engine aircraft took off from the Bimini Airport and crashed landed shortly after.
In a brief statement, the Department of Civil Aviation said that at 4:15 p.m., aviation officials at the South Bimini Airport received a report of smoke in bushes near the airport.
Investigations revealed that an aircraft had crashed in the bushes adjacent to the runway.
The identities of the deceased have been withheld pending notification of next of kin.
“Reports are sketchy at this time but more information will be provided when received,” the Department of Civil Aviation said.