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.
Dominican and Haition nationals attempting illegal entry in Sandy Point captured as aircraft crashes into police jeep
On Feb 23, at 6:45pm a twin engine Aztec Piper landed on the airstrip in Sandy Point. The aircraft was carrying a group of illegal immigrants. The aircraft was met by police as it landed. In an attempt to avoid capture, the pilot of the aircraft rammed the police jeep.
Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue, headed by Chief Colin Albury in Treasure Cay, hosted a Handover Ceremony at their fire station on August 24. The department donated a fire truck along with fire equipment to the newly formed North Abaco Volunteer Fire Department. The new department will handle emergencies from Black Wood to Crown Haven. Treasure Cay also commissioned a new truck that day, as well. Special guests included high ranking national officials including: Bahamas Commissioner of Police – Ellison Greenslade, Assistant Commissioner – Emrick Seymour, Walter Evans – Director of Fire Services, Noel Curry – Abaco Superintendent of Police, and Wilson Delancy – Inspector & Officer in Charge of North Abaco.
Just before 2pm on June 13 and in the midst of a stormy afternoon a Sky Bahamas flight carrying 21 passengers on route from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour crash landed on the runway and came to rest safely without serious harm to any passengers or crew. According to one passenger as the airplane – a thirty-four passenger Saab 340 – approached the runway from the west to land it landed very hard and bounced off the runway three times. He said on the third bounce the right wing and landing gear broke and what appeared to be fuel poured onto the wing and the engine caught on fire.
A visit ended tragically as a helicopter carrying five persons crashed near the Marina Village at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay on Thursday, November 22 leaving one dead and four injured. The victim of Thursday’s fatal helicopter crash has been identified as Lance O. Valdez, a Lyford Cay resident, who owned the downed aircraft. According to The Nassau Guardian Lyford Cay residents and others who knew him confirmed it is Mr. Valdez, a Lyford Cay property owner.