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Plane Manufacturer To Visit GB Crash Site

A team of four people are expected to return to the site of Sunday’s fatal plane crash today after meeting and putting together a plan of action.

According to Delvin Major, Acting Manager of the Flights Standards Inspectorate, making up that four-man team will be two aviation inspectors, the manufacturer of the ill-fated Cirrus SR22 as well as the manufacturer of the plane’s engine.

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

It is expected that the group will spend the entire day at the crash site, after gathering as much information as they possibly could.

“So far, we’ve only gathered preliminary stuff like photos,” Mr. Major explained. “One or two pieces of equipment had to be removed for safeguarding because of the elements.

Four people were killed when the single engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from the Grand Bahama International Airport around 11:00a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, the aircraft was on a VFR or visual flight rule while conducting a local sightseeing flight in the area of Freeport, Grand Bahamas when it began experiencing problems and was apparently ditched in low waters approximately seven miles north of the Freeport Control Tower.

“We try to discourage any speculation,” said Mr. Major.

The Air Accident and Prevention Unit has since confirmed that the aircraft is registered to First Class Flyers LLC in the United States.

It has also been revealed that the pilot had a valid third class medical certificate.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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