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Premier’s Condolences: Death Of Dr. Munroe

Premier’s Condolences: Death Of Dr. Munroe

Last night the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley extended condolences following the passing of Rev. Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth. Rev Munroe and his wife were among nine people who died when a private Lear jet crashed on approach near Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday [Nov 9]. The Premier confirmed that he had... Read more of this article

PLP: Condolences On Passing Of Dr. Munroe

PLP: Condolences On Passing Of Dr. Munroe

Following the death of prominent Bahamian faith leader Rev. Dr. Myles Munroe, Opposition Leader Marc Bean has extended his condolences to his friends and family, as well as to the nation of Bahamas. Rev Munroe and his wife were among nine people who died when a private Lear jet crashed on approach near Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday [Nov... Read more of this article

Crashed Russian Plane Registered In Bermuda

Crashed Russian Plane Registered In Bermuda

The Tatarstan Airline which crashed in Russia on November 17th was registered in Bermuda, the Department of Civil Aviation has confirmed. Fifty people died after the Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at the international airport of Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan. There were 44 passengers and six crew on board, among them... Read more of this article

Bermuda Airline Disaster Inspired Spy Novel

Bermuda Airline Disaster Inspired Spy Novel

Partially set on the island, Bermuda resident F. Van Wyck Mason’s 1958 spy novel “The Gracious Lily Affair” was inspired by the worst aviation disaster in local history. On December 6, 1952 when “Star of the East” — a Douglas DC-4 operated by Pan American World Airways’ Cuban affiliate Cubana de Aviación —... Read more of this article

Bermuda-Registered Jet Crashes In Russia

Bermuda-Registered Jet Crashes In Russia

[Updated] At least 31 people died in a plane crash in Siberia early on today [Apr.2], Russian officials said, when a Bermuda-registered jet with 43 people aboard went down shortly after takeoff from Tyumen, a regional hub about 1,000 miles from Moscow. The plane, a French-built ATR-72 with 43 people on board, had been scheduled to fly to the Siberian... Read more of this article

Lost Female Aviator’s Bermuda Flight Marked

Lost Female Aviator’s Bermuda Flight Marked

A pioneering female aviator whose plane was lost after departing Bermuda on the first attempt at a commercial transatlantic flight in 1931 is being commemorated in her native Ohio on the 80th anniversary of her disappearance. Beryl Gwyn Hart was a contemporary of Amelia Earhart and at one time almost as well-known as that legendary flier. She and co-pilot... Read more of this article

41% Believe “Bermuda Triangle” Is A Danger

41% Believe “Bermuda Triangle” Is A Danger

41% of people believe that the Bermuda Triangle is a danger, according to tests done on Queendom.com. The company says the results come from collecting data from “over 20,000 people from all walks of life.” The Bermuda Triangle seems to be intricately linked with Bermuda for many people. Countless Bermudians when traveling abroad have said... Read more of this article

Catlin Lead Insurer For Fatal Pakistan Crash

Catlin Lead Insurer For Fatal Pakistan Crash

Bermuda-based Catlin Group Ltd. is the lead insurer of the Airblue jet that crashed last Wednesday in Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. A spokesman for the company confirmed that the insurer is the lead underwriter, but he would not say what percentage of the risk that the insurer covers. It is reported that the insurance is expected to compensate... Read more of this article

Final Report On Bermuda Registered Plane Crash

Final Report On Bermuda Registered Plane Crash

A final report released a few days ago following an investigation into the crash of a Bermuda registered Cessna Citation 500 in March 2008 stated the lack of black box recording equipment reduced understanding of the cause of the crash, but that four factors contributed. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the private Cessna jet being... Read more of this article

Why Is the UK Upset Over Russian Aircraft?

Why Is the UK Upset Over Russian Aircraft?

As most locals following the news are aware, the Premier has flown to Russia to meet with airline officials prior to making a response to the UK Government’s complaint over the Russian aircraft on the Bermuda Aircraft Registry. Over the past years Russian airliners have had less than solid reputations for safety, with the New York Times reporting... Read more of this article

Bermudian Killed During US Marine Training

Bermudian Killed During US Marine Training

A Bermudian born highly decorated war vet was killed in an American military flight accident. Captain Jason Paynter was 38 years old. Capt. Paynter and his family moved from Bermuda to the United States in 1982 when he was around 10 years old. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989, and in 1997 was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning... Read more of this article

History: Bermuda’s Greatest Aviation Disaster

History: Bermuda’s Greatest Aviation Disaster

Take a look back in history at the single greatest aviation disaster to strike Bermuda, which occurred 58 years ago. On December 6th 1952, 37 people lost their lives when an airplane crashed directly after taking off from Bermuda. The flight, operated by Havana Airlines [a subsidary of Pan Am] was refueling during a stopover en route from Madrid, Spain... Read more of this article