American Airline Crash Lands in Freeport Grand Bahama

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October 24, 2020

Today Saturday 24th October 2020 an American Airline crash landed in Freeport Grand Bahama.

Reports are some persons were taken to Rand Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE:- Twenty eight people were on board; there were no reported injuries.
Reports thus far indicate there was a landing gear malfunction that led to a runway excursion taking place, authorities said. A team of investigators from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority and the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authorit

 

American Airline Crash Lands in Freeport Grand Bahama

At the time of the crash landing, weather conditions at the airport were optimum and featured no difficult conditions. Winds were as strong as 12 miles per hour from the east with a visibility of 6.2 miles and more. Additionally, the highest scattered clouds were at 2,000 feet with no indicated rain stated on the METAR reports.

The aircraft in question was N674RJ, belonging to the American Eagle branch of American Airlines. According to data from Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 16.6 years old at the time of writing.

With a test registration of PT-SNF, it was delivered to American Eagle in April 2004 featuring 50 seats in an all-Economy configuration. The aircraft has also been operating for Envoy back in April 2014 for a short month stint before heading back to American Eagle.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE #1 at 1736Z – No casualties reported at the moment, with the aircraft coming to a stop in tact.

UPDATE #2 at 1749Z – Aircraft has appeared to have overran as opposed to a crash landing.

 

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News date : 10/24/2020    Category : Accident/Emergency, Bahamas Local Stories

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