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A twin engine private aircraft crash landed at Leonard M Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour on Monday morning when the front landing gear collapsed upon landing.

Plane Crash Lands at Leonard Thompson Intl

 

Above: a six-seater Mitsubishi MU-2 had its landing gear collapse on the Leonard Thompson Intl Airport runway. The two people on board were unharmed.
Above: a six-seater Mitsubishi MU-2 had its landing gear collapse on the Leonard Thompson Intl Airport runway. The two people on board were unharmed.

A twin engine private aircraft crash landed at Leonard M Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour on Monday morning when the front landing gear collapsed upon landing.

The incident occurred at 9:50 a.m. when the six-seater Mitsubishi MU-2 piloted by a 63-year-old American visitor from Vero Beach, Florida on final approach was unable to deploy the front landing gear which resulted in the crash landing at the airport.

Onboard was the pilot and an 83-year-old visitor from Palm City, Florida. Both were unharmed in the crash landing.

The aircraft was removed from the runway by personnel from the Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue and other airport personnel. A number of flights were delayed or re-routed.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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