Bahamians In Haitian Jail Over Stolen Plane

Stolen Pineapple Air plane

Bahamian officials are in talks with the Haitian government over the return of a Pineapple Air plane reportedly stolen from the nation’s airport and flown to Haiti last May.

The 19-seater aircraft disappeared from the domestic terminal of the Lynden Pindling International Airport around 6am on May 24 and three Bahamian men are currently in Haitian police custody in connection with the incident, as is the plane.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said the government has been in contact with the three men and he has already spoken to Haitian officials in an attempt to negotiate the release of the plane.

Suspicions include that the plane was stolen for drug or human trafficking purposes.