Narrative:A Saab 340B passenger plane, C6-SBJ, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH), Bahamas.
The SkyBahamas Airlines flight Q7-9561 from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) was cleared to land on runway 09 at Marsh Harbour Airport.
While attempting to land on runway 09, during heavy rain showers, the aircraft departed the runway and travelled through a runway water drain off area and came to rest approximately 65 feet from the right shoulder of the runway in a swampy area. As a result of the excursion, the right underside of the fuselage, right propeller, nose landing gear and right wing were extensively damaged.
There were no reports of injuries. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were reported as heavy rain and thundershowers in the area of the airfield.
A passenger reported in local media that the airplane landed very hard and bounced three times before the right hand wing failed on touchdown.
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit Civil Aviation Department (AAIPU) - Bahamas |
|report status: ||Preliminary|
|report number: ||A13-02444|
|report released:||26 June 2013|
|duration of investigation: ||13 days ()|
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later sold to SkyBahamas as C6-SBJ
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Marsh Harbour International Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (192 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.