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Bahamas: “SAD DAY”: Two pilots feared dead in blazing Abaco crash

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two young pilots are believed to be dead following an explosive plane crash in Abaco shortly after 2pm yesterday.

While authorities have yet to identify the pair, Eyewitness News understands that they are Lavan Paul and Jason Allen.

Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) Chief Investigator Delvin Major said initial information on the incident was scarce, advising that a team would be on the ground in Abaco this morning to investigate the tragedy.

The plane — a Westwind N790JR — had reportedly flown into Treasure Cay, Abaco, on Friday from the Dominican Republic and was scheduled to fly to New Providence around 2:10pm on Monday.

Officials said the aircraft reportedly crashed shortly after take-off and was engulfed in fire.

Only two souls were believed to be on board.

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