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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Monday 31 July 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227
Operator:Bahamasair
Registration: C6-BDQ
C/n / msn: 518
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chub Cay Airport (CCZ) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chub Cay Airport (CCZ/MYBC), Bahamas
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A loud bang was heard shortly after lifting off; the aircraft settled back on the runway with the undercarriage retracted. The FH-227 slid 1385 feet down the runway and overran into a mangrove swamp.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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