Search and Rescue teams from Nassau Airport Development Company, Bahamas Airport Authority, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit, the United States Coast Guard, and BASRA were dispatched to the north shore of New Providence in search of a light aircraft that crashed in waters off Nirvana Beach late night on Thursday 8 November 2018.
The six seater Aztec aircraft was later spotted by Defence Force patrol crews shortly after 10:00 p.m. just before sinking in waters half mile offshore. The nationality and numbers of persons aboard the aircraft are unknown at this time.
An extensive search was also carried out by a US Coast Guard helicopter. Defence Force patrol craft are continuing their search for missing persons. Defence Force military divers were deployed earlier this morning to search the sunken aircraft