Friday, October 18, 2019

Douglas DC-3C, N437GB: Accident occurred October 18, 2019 near Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantic Air Cargo Inc 

NTSB Identification: ERA20WA015
14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, October 18, 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas
Aircraft: Douglas DC3C S1C3G, registration: N437GB
Injuries: 2 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Bahamas has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Douglas DC3C S1C3G airplane that occurred on October 18, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Bahama investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Bahamas.

NEAR NASSAU, Bahamas (WSVN) – Two people are expected to be OK after a cargo plane crashed on approach to an airport several miles north of Nassau, Bahamas.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Douglas DC-3 took off from Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, Friday afternoon.

Julio Castrillo, a pilot, has been identified by family members as one of the people on board the aircraft.

Nancy Johns, Castrillo’s sister, said she was terrified when she heard about the crash.

“When I heard that a DC-3 was crashed, I got hysterical,” she said.

The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement on the crash that read in part:

“A Douglas DC-3 on approach to the Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas crashed short of Runway 14 into the water today at 4:45 p.m. The flight departed the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport enroute to Lynden Pindling International Airport. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.”

Atlantic Air Cargo in Doral operate the aircraft with daily charter flights from Miami to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard said the Royal Bahamian Defense Force picked up the two people on board the downed aircraft.

“They were rescued. They were doing good, and that’s it. It was wonderful to hear,” Johns said.

It remains unclear what caused the plane to go down.

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1 comment:

  1. The Castrillos look like they could fly it in their sleep. They really love this plane, as do I. It's a shame they had to ditch her in the Atlantic.