Seven people are believed to have died when a helicopter crashed about two miles off Grand Cay in the Abacos on Thursday, 4 July 2019.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force received a report that the helicopter (N32DCC) took off from Big Grand Cay around 2am on Thursday, en route to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The aircraft was reported missing to the Royal Bahamas Police Force at about 2:53pm on Thursday after it did not arrive at the intended destination. Police officers and residents of Grand Cay, later discovered the aircraft overturned in 16 ft. of water, off Grand Cay. The bodies of four females and three males were retrieved from the aircraft.
The Department of Civil Aviation, the Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Force are leading the investigation into the aircraft crash and will provide updates as needed.