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Aviation incident in South Bimini claims the lives of two
By Department of Civil Aviation
Jun 19, 2016 - 8:08:08 PM

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UPDATED: Tuesday June 21, 2016 – The pilot of the private plane that crashed off the South Bimini Airport and an airplane mechanic have been identified as the two who lost their lives in the accident on Sunday evening.

Terrence ‘Tango’ Gibson was piloting the twin-engine aircraft and his only passenger was Anthony Smith.

Sunday, June 19th Statement:  The Department of Civil Aviation advises that at 4:15 PM today June 19, 2016, Aviation Officials at South Bimini Airport received a report of smoke in bushes near the airport. Investigations revealed that an aircraft had crashed in the bushes adjacent to the runway.
 
The aircraft registration number is N63ZZ, a PA 27, which departed Bimini minutes earlier. Two fatalities are confirmed but their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
 
Reports are sketchy at this time but more information will be provided when received.
 
Civil Aviation Department Accident Investigation representatives are scheduled to travel to Bimini tomorrow morning, to begin investigations into this matter.
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