Airplane Crash - Off Freeport, Bahamas 09/12/1980

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Freeport, Bahamas


Date09/12/1980
Time20:58
LocationOff Freeport, Bahamas
OperatorFlorida Commuter Airlines
RouteWest Palm Beach - Freeport Grand Bahama Islands
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN75KW
Cn/In4861
Aboard34
Fatalities34
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into the AtlantiOcean about 3.5 nm SW of West End Settlement in low ceiling and thunderstorm activity. The cause was unable to be determined. Contributing factors include flight into thunderstorm activity, a malfunctioning pitot tube and improper supervision by airline management.

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