by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – On the evening of September 20, a small plane went down in the waters off Herbert’s Beach, Nevis, launching Emergency Teams into action.
It was reported that the aircraft had two persons onboard: the Pilot and a passenger. Both of whom were men, still unidentified. The two men swam ashore. The pilot had a laceration on his hand and was sent to the Hospital as a precaution.
The aircraft was a Piper single-engine plane headed from Antigua to St. Martin. The aircraft developed engine trouble and attempted to land at Vance Amory Int Airport but dropped short in the sea on approach.
The pilot was from St. Martin, and the passenger (a student pilot from Anguilla) were the only individuals onboard. They swam ashore with only minor injuries to the pilot.
The plane was subsequently pulled from the sea.