Plane Crash Lands After Leaving Chub Cay Airport

Police are investigating after a plane crash-landed in swamp land shortly after taking off from Chub Cay airport in Great Harbour Cay, the Berry Islands on Friday afternoon - injuring the pilot.

According to reports, shortly after noon, the twin engine Aztec aircraft, which was en route to Grand Bahama with five passengers, began experiencing engine problems and, as a result, made a controlled landing 1.5 miles from the airport.

The Bahamian pilot, who received minor injuries, and the passengers were rescued and taken to Great Harbour Cay. The matter will be referred to the Department Civil Aviation for further investigation.


Economist 3 years, 2 months ago

Either the Tribune reporter or the person reporting for the Police are in need of a geography lesson. Chub Cay is about 20 miles south of Great Harbour Cay If the plane took off facing the east it would have come down at the western part of Frazier's Hog Cay. If it had taken off going west, it would have gone down by Chub Cay Harbour. If you are rescued at Chub Cay, you would most likely go back to Chub Cay to be airlifted to Nassau. Great Habour Cay does not figure in this.


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