3 Dead in Mayaguana Runway Crash

Thursday 04th, April 2013 / 08:57 Published by

Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said that three people died early this morning when a charter plane collided with a vehicle on the airport runway in Mayaguana.

According to a preliminary report, at around 12:30 AM, a Cessna C402 owned by Leair Charter Service Ltd with a crew of 2 on board was making a landing at night for an emergency evacuation flight with two vehicles strategically placed to outline the useable portion of the runway.

The aircraft reportedly made contact with one of the vehicles, resulting in the deaths of the three passengers in that vehicle.

Hanna-Martin said that an investigative team was scheduled to fly into Mayaguana at 5 o’clock this morning.

“I wish to assure that a full investigation will be carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation into the causes and circumstances surrounding this terrible event,” Hanna-Martin told The Guardian.

“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of these beloved persons and to the wider community of Mayaguana who share in this loss.”

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