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Crash Victims Identified

The identities of the victims killed in Sunday’s plane crash in Grand Bahama have been released as investigations into the ill-fated flight continued yesterday.

Authorities have confirmed that they are American citizens Glen Steiner and Leslie Steiner both of Arizona, Cindy Miewzea and Anthony Wishart, both of Indiana.

The group’s single engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from the Grand Bahama International Airport around 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

The aircraft was on a visual flight rule (VFR) while conducting a local sightseeing flight in the area of Freeport when it began experiencing problems and was apparently ditched in low waters approximately seven miles north of the Freeport Control Tower.

Civil Aviation teams along with the plane’s and engine’s manufacturers returned to the crash site on Tuesday in hopes of getting a clearer understanding of what brought the single engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft down.

Acting Director of the Flight Standards Inspectorate Delvin Major said investigators will learn more once the wreckage is recovered and returned to land.

“The teams spent the day out at the scene recovering all parts of the aircraft and will hopefully learn more about the crash in the coming days,” he said.

The manufacturers are expected to provide a copy of their findings to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the United States.

Investigations are ongoing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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