Plane skids off runway while landing in Eleuthera

Police are investigating a plane crash in Eleuthera that left one passenger with minor injuries on Tuesday.

According to reports, shortly after 8pm, a Pineapple Air Charter Flight arriving at Governors Harbour, Eleuthera from New Providence was approaching the end of the runway when the landing gear collapsed causing the aircraft to skid off the southern end of the runway.

Two pilots and 15 passengers were on board. One passenger complained of injuries and was taken to the local clinic where he was treated and discharged.

The matter will be referred to the Department Civil Aviation for further investigation.


John 5 years, 8 months ago

They really should close that runway when there are heavy winds. Because you have the winds coming off the sea side when there’s absolute calm on the land side so the pilots have to do a balancing act. My experience was on Bahamasair that has bigger aircraft than Pinapple Air


sheeprunner12 5 years, 8 months ago

Pineapple Air and Southern Air need to retire those old and tired 19-seaters and invest in some new modern 30-seaters like SkyBahamas ............ Too many close calls in the past 2 years with them.

Civil Aviation has to step in and do something before Bahamians get killed.


ohdrap4 5 years, 8 months ago

not an issue for me i do not fly flaming air, pineapple air, suthern air or pigeon pea air.


John 5 years, 8 months ago

The nature of the business requires smaller aircraft on some routes during off/peak periods. And that is why Bahamasair gave up some of the routes to the carriers with smaller aircraft. And in late December a Jet Blue (jet craft) skidded down the runway made several spins and ended in a ditch on landing. The weather was so cold the regular de-icing of the runway was not sufficient to keep it from refreezing before the landing was completed.


licks2 5 years, 8 months ago

I agree. . .those planes are just too old. . .I will avoid them now. . .too many "old issues" problems.


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