Small plane crashes in Bahamas, killing 9 on board

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Gov't of #Bahamas: all 9 people killed on board a Flamingo Air Cessna 402 aircraft which crash-landed on #GrandBahama http://t.co/EC25Qb712C
A private executive aircraft has crash landed on Grand Bahama...9 persons feared dead. http://t.co/vyiki9kOha
We can confirm that the aircraft is a Flamingo Air Cessna 402 aircraft with nine persons on board traveling to GB.. http://t.co/6EY8yBvEJz
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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (AP) - A small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas said.

The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land around 5 p.m. local time in Freeport, according to a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

"The Department of Civil Aviation has been advised unofficially that the aircraft was destroyed and that there were no survivors," the ministry said.

Names of the victims were not immediately available.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined though there had been heavy rain across the region.

The ministry said authorities were on scene and a full investigation would begin at daylight on Monday.

Grand Bahama is about 70 miles east of Florida.

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