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Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 13 June 2013
Time:13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Operator:SkyBahamas Airlines
Registration: C6-SBJ
C/n / msn: 316
First flight: 1992-09-10 (20 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CT7-9B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH/MYAM), Bahamas
Flightnumber:Q79561
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.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Tribune 242

Official accident investigation report
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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 ()
download report: Preliminary report (AAIPU A13-02444)

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photo of Saab 340B N676PA
later sold to SkyBahamas as C6-SBJ
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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.
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