3 from US feared dead in Bahamas plane crash

Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 10:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 10:43 p.m.

NASSAU, Bahamas — Authorities in the Bahamas say three Americans are believed to have died when their small plane crashed into the sea after taking off from the island chain en route to Florida.

Sgt. Chrislyn Skippings of the Royal Bahamas Police Force said a search Sunday turned up no sign of the three people on board.

Police did locate what they believe is debris from the crash near Bimini.

Skippings says crash occurred Sunday in the ocean northeast of the Bimini Bay Resort. The plane took off from New Providence island en route to Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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