Atlantic Air Cargo Douglas DC-3 Ditches Short of Runway

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An Atlantic Air Cargo Douglas DC-3, registration N437GB performing a freight flight from Miami Opa-Locka,FL (USA) to Nassau (Bahamas) with 2 crew, was on approach to Nassau’s runway 14 when the crew declared emergency reporting the left hand engine had failed at 16:27L (20:27Z).

Bahamas’ AAID reported (no tail number provided) they were alerted at 16:45L about a DC-3 having departed Opa-Locka to have declared emergency due to the left engine failure and to have ditched in waters a short time later.

Royal Bahamian Defense Force were able to rescue both pilots in good shape and took them to the base. Responders were trying to locate the aircraft which became submerged.

The FAA and the NTSB have opened investigations. On Oct 20th 2019 Bahamas’ AAID reported the aircraft involved was N437GB.