Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Three people have been confirmed dead while another is fighting for life at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre following Sunday’s horrific plane crash of a Fly Montserrat Britten-Norman Islander at VC Bird International Airport near St. John’s, Antigua.

Among those dead are the pilot, Capt. Jason Forbes, and two passengers who were on board the Fly Montserrat Flight 107, which nosedived onto runway seven at 4:10 p.m. yesterday. Forbes and one female passenger died on the scene around 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. respectively. The third unidentified passenger was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

For the complete story by the Antigua Observer’s Theresa Gordon and Rory Butler, click here.

Updated: October 8, 2012 — 11:36 AM

1 Comment

  1. This is overwhelmingly sad however I have predicted this for a long time with this airline. Each time I fly with them I am genuinely scared for my life as you can tell they have no respect for safety regulations. Once we had Nigel (Managing Director) as our pilot and we could see screws loose on the wing, he arrogantly dismissed us. Another time we got to the end of the runway in Montserrat and the pilot slammed on his brakes, took us back to the hanger and changed plane with no explanation (sadly this was the one that died in this crash) and on another occasion we took off in weather similar to the weather encountered on this crash. I have never experienced a landing like it, I thought I was doomed. I understand from conversations with pilots that Nigel makes the pilots go, no matter what, to stick to the schedule and my personal experience of him has been that of an arrogant man with no consideration for safety. Sadly it takes an accident like this to make him realise it is important. Personally I will be going with SVG in future. This could have been me or my family. RIP to all those who perished, this should never have happened.

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