Plane crashes en route from San Juan to St.Kitts near Saba
THE BOTTOM - A Small Federal Express Cessna Caravan crash landed off the coast of Saba on Wedneday Afternoon according to reports.
The Small plane operated by FedEx was enroute From San Juan to St.Kitts when the pilot indicated to the Air Traffic Comptrollers at the RLB International on St.Kitts that he was experiencing engine problems . The pilot was forced to attempt to divert to neighbouring islands of either St. Maarten or Saba but was unable to make it to either. The plane crash landed in the waters between Saba and St. Kitts.
Sint Maarten coast guard reacted quickly to the incident and with the assistance of a nearby Yacht, were able to reach the wreckage in time to save the pilot of the small aircraft.
In October last year one man died after a small FedEx aircraft crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Princess Juliana International Airport.