|Posted: October 6, 2010, 9:39 am - IP Logged|
Eight Bahamian men died when the Cessna twin engine aircraft they were traveling in crashed shortly after take-off on Tuesday around 12:20pm. The flight and ABC Airways Charter was en-route to San Salvador when the crash occurred. The plane, according to the flight inspectorate was substantially damaged after it crashed into Lake Killarney.
Nassau, Bahamas — Scores of condolences are pouring into our newsrooms from all over the world following the death of seven persons who died today in a plane crash in lake Killarney.
The Cessna 402 flown by veteran pilot, Nelson Hanna, crash-landed just after takeoff at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. BP has learnt a member of the advance lighting team of the popular group Visage were headed to San Salvador along with others for an event during the island’s homecoming weekend. The event is to kick off on Friday night.
In a press statement issued just following the incident bandleader Obie Pindling said the following:
“The Visage family has suffered a tremendous loss today. Rumors are circulating that the band members were on the plane. One of the occupants is a present member of the Visage family, and the rest are all considered family because of our very close association over the years. On behalf of everyone in Visage family, past and present, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families everyone involved in the accident.”
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