2016-09-30 Southern Air B1900 Made Belly Landing In The Bahamas

2016-09-30 Southern Air B1900 Made Belly Landing In The Bahamas

2016-09-30 Southern Air B1900 Made Belly Landing In The Bahamas


The aircraft received major damage in a gear-up landing at Deadman’s Cay, Bahamas. All eleven people on board remained unhurt.

The Beech 1900 operated by Southern Air (Bahamas) was flying from Nassau to Deadman’s Cay, Long Island (distance ~ 170 NM), when under yet unclear circumstances the aircraft made a belly landing on the runway.

The Beech 1900 came to a stop within the runway 09 / 27 lengh and none of the 11 persons on board was hurt.
Damage to the aircraft is suspected to be serious.

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Beech 1900
Registration: N376SA
Age a/c: 29.1 years
Constr. No.: 72

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 9 0 11
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2016-09-30 Time: 09:30
Location: MYLD LGI Deadmans Cay
Country: Bahamas
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: MYNN/NAS: Nassau To: MYLD/LGI: Deadmans Cay
Type: Passenger
Operator: Southern Air Charter (Bahamas)

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
  • 96th safety occurence of type (B1900)
  • 1st safety occurence at Deadmans Cay
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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