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Fly Montserrat plane crashes at VC Bird, Antigua Airport, three dead

FlyMontserrat aircraft wreck at VC Bird Int airport

First reports out of Antigua inform that the pilot of a FlyMontserrat aircraft, a female passenger and are confirmed dead, one critically injured who later died and one other survivor, after the nine-seater plane crashed shortly after takeoff at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua around 4:16pm on Sunday, October 7, Antigua Observer reported.

At the time a Police Spokesman Sergeant William Holder said in an announcement that two other passengers were in critical condition at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre.

VC Bird International was initially closed to the public, while

female and pilot, died in crash

residents were being urged to stay away from the area so that emergency personnel could carry out their work, but the airport has since reopened.

The news reached Montserrat almost immediately saying that the FlyMontserrat plane lost altitude and plunged into the end of the runway.

An eyewitness told Observer that he had heard the engine of the aircraft rev before cutting out and knew “something had to be wrong.”

Update: Monday 08:15 a.m.

FlyMontserrat reports as follows:

On board were the pilot and 3 passengers.

We are sad to report that three people have died – two passengers and the pilot, Jason Forbes. One passenger has been critically injured and taken to hospital.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch from the Department for Transport in the UK has been informed and until their team make their report it would be inappropriate to comment further on the cause of the accident.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those on board.

Followup on the tragic crash – Heartbreak of crash victims’ loved ones: The Montserrat Reporter Facebook page (see: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Montserrat-Reporter/203080105851?ref=stream).

Other related articles: http://www.themontserratreporter.com/preliminary-report-on-flymontserrat-crash/

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FlyMontserrat aircraft wreck at VC Bird Int airport

First reports out of Antigua inform that the pilot of a FlyMontserrat aircraft, a female passenger and are confirmed dead, one critically injured who later died and one other survivor, after the nine-seater plane crashed shortly after takeoff at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua around 4:16pm on Sunday, October 7, Antigua Observer reported.

At the time a Police Spokesman Sergeant William Holder said in an announcement that two other passengers were in critical condition at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre.

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VC Bird International was initially closed to the public, while

female and pilot, died in crash

residents were being urged to stay away from the area so that emergency personnel could carry out their work, but the airport has since reopened.

The news reached Montserrat almost immediately saying that the FlyMontserrat plane lost altitude and plunged into the end of the runway.

An eyewitness told Observer that he had heard the engine of the aircraft rev before cutting out and knew “something had to be wrong.”

Update: Monday 08:15 a.m.

FlyMontserrat reports as follows:

On board were the pilot and 3 passengers.

We are sad to report that three people have died – two passengers and the pilot, Jason Forbes. One passenger has been critically injured and taken to hospital.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch from the Department for Transport in the UK has been informed and until their team make their report it would be inappropriate to comment further on the cause of the accident.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those on board.

Followup on the tragic crash – Heartbreak of crash victims’ loved ones: The Montserrat Reporter Facebook page (see: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Montserrat-Reporter/203080105851?ref=stream).

Other related articles: http://www.themontserratreporter.com/preliminary-report-on-flymontserrat-crash/