Video: 'Strange' Engine Noises Force Return Of Skybahamas Flight

A SMALL SkyBahamas Airlines flight with five passengers and three crewmembers was forced to return to the capital shortly after takeoff on Tuesday after pilots reported hearing “strange” noises coming from one of the plane’s engines.

According to airline CEO Captain Randy Butler, the plane, which departed from Nassau at 11.30am headed to Freeport, Grand Bahama experienced engine trouble.

The plane returned to the Lynden Pindling International Airport safely. Mr Butler said all passengers were in good condition, except one, who reportedly was hospitalised.

Read more in Wednesday's Tribune.


Economist 3 years, 9 months ago

The Saab 340 is designed to be able to fly safely on one engine. Turbo prop engines are very reliable so there was no need to worry.

The pilots followed the proper procedure by shutting down the engine that was making noise.

It shows that something went wrong, the proper procedure was followed by the pilots and the plane landed safely.


proudloudandfnm 3 years, 9 months ago

Sky has way too many incidents. Time to ground that airline and go thru it with a fine tooth comb. Something is definitely wrong at Sky.......


Sign in to comment