UPDATE: Three dead in Antigua plane crash

Scene of the crash. Photo credit Caribbean Times

Three people have been confirmed dead in a plane crash on Sunday afternoon at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua.

The accident occurred around 4:00 pm.

Media reports indicate that the pilot and a passenger of Fly Montserrat Islander aircraft died on the scene when the plane lost altitude and crashed during take off. Another passenger was later confirmed dead at hospital by the authorities.

Another passenger is in critical condition at hospital.

The pilot of the aircraft has been identified as Jason Forbes. The names of the other victims have not been released.

Reports suggest weather may be a factor as heavy rains and thunder were reported around the time of the crash.

The airport was shut down but has since been re-opened.

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  1. addie
    October 13, 2012

    this is very sad for real Friday a plane went down two died in Dominica republic off to Puerto Rico, then Saturday 19 down in St Barths, and on sunday 3 in Antigua, and today one plane down missing in the virgins how sad these times are, we are in the last days give god thanks and praise for life and hope when our time comes we have already been prepared and ready for life after death. tragedy can happen any where if you don’t even leave your house it would still come find you, one guy was not even in a plane but his house when one if the engines of the twin otter came into his house and kill him, also we cannot do anything but follow our mind and souls for it leads us in and out of trouble. Also a few Montserratians missed that flight, and was desperate to board but the flight was already closed and they would not let them on, a next montseratian took an earlier flight, but i guess it was not their time but a warning to give them a chance to get their heart right with the lord, i’m no paster or Christian, but God is real. may they souls R.I.P. :-?

  2. October 9, 2012

    To God be the glory! It has been a sad time for two young women from Dominica living in Antigua, for they both lost their husbands so soon.. The killing of one and the plane crash of the other.. May the lord give them the strength that they need to see this through.

  3. The truth!
    October 8, 2012

    I read this earlier and saw conflicting information about how many victims and their nationality. I did my own research and found this:-http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Three-dead-in-Antigua-plane-crash-12930.html

  4. Hannah
    October 8, 2012

    It has been confirmed that the deceased are:

    The male pilot. A Jamaican female living in Monsterrat. A Guyanese female visiting Montserrat for the first time.

    Thankfully, there was one survivor, a male (nationality unknown) has a few lacerations and a broken ankle.

    Montserrat is going through some serious unsettling situations at present. As only a few days ago, a Jamaican male residing there brutality murders a Guyanese man.

  5. kingsley forbes
    October 8, 2012

    JASON FORBES DAD AND HIS EMAIL ADRESS kingkingsley1962@hotmail.co.uk

  6. Sasenarine, Hampshir
    October 8, 2012

    My condolence to all the victims of the the recent plane crash in Antigua.

    Please inform us of the names of the people that died.

    Also these might be poor people, how will their body reach to their home.

  7. me
    October 8, 2012

    how many people were on the plane in all

  8. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012

    my neighbour died in there

  9. good vibes
    October 8, 2012


    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2012

      when are you people going to STOP spreading rumors Dominicans pleaseeee stop it, Dominicans have a lot of time on their hands please do something with your time an stop spreading rumors, PLEASE STOP IT PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSS GET THE FACTS READ THE NEWS, GET THE FACTS AND PLEASE STOP SPREADING RUMORS,,, PLEASSSSSSSSSS…

    • mad person
      October 8, 2012

      y do u plp just say wat allu want with allu mouth nobody by that the name of rennick was on the plane cant even spell the name right jaja

  10. wortless
    October 8, 2012

    my hearts out 2 Florry on the passing of ur husband. may he rest in eternal peace. Flo be strong, god is in control.

  11. Alice
    October 8, 2012

    May their souls Rest in Peace. Sad

  12. simple
    October 8, 2012

    Condolences to the family and loved ones.
    The pilot was recently married to my friend, a young lady from Marigot. This has been a rough week for the people of Marigot. Hold on strong..let God be your guide.

  13. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012

    DNO can u provide us with an update on this situation?. Find out the nationality of the person who is in critical condition.

      October 8, 2012


      • kingsley forbes
        October 8, 2012

        Just want to say thanks to all of you for all your condolences in shock hard to take in but trying love

      • Anon
        October 9, 2012

        He was a British student

  14. Huh!!
    October 8, 2012

    I read the caption saying three people dead, yet the story says the pilot and a passenger are dead. The other one is in critical condition. Did I miss something?

    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2012

      Yes you did. Take your time to read..smh

    • smh
      October 8, 2012

      “Media reports indicate that the pilot and a passenger of Fly Montserrat Islander aircraft died on the scene when the plane lost altitude and crashed during take off. Another passenger was later confirmed dead at hospital by the authorities”….please read carefully before making statements

    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2012

      I suggest you read again..

  15. October 8, 2012

    My Condolences to the Family,Friends and Loved ones of the victims.

    • kingsley forbes
      October 8, 2012


  16. change
    October 8, 2012

    Condolences, well! two month ago i took my last flight into montseratt and back into antigua… these tiny planes…., any return there am taking the longer route via boat, for real!

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2012

      big planes crash too

  17. papa met
    October 8, 2012

    condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and speedy recovery to the injured.God’s speed.

  18. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012

    Deepest Condolence to the fmaily of those who passed in the plane crash. To the family,I say God gives strength in times like these. To those who survive, I prayer for speedy recovery. God bless

  19. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012

    the count so far is now 3 omg this is so so sad i am praying for the families

  20. Tri-State Beauty
    October 8, 2012

    Truly tragic. Deepest condolences to the families

  21. budman
    October 8, 2012

    another passenger was confirmed dead this morning. only one survivor now and he is in critical condition.

  22. to curious
    October 8, 2012

    the airline is Fly Montserrat

  23. anonymous!!
    October 7, 2012

    too much rain and thunder yet cleared to takeoff!!!
    nice 1

    • michele thomas
      October 8, 2012

      There was NO bad weather at the time of take-off. The thunder storm had past and the weather was clear.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2012

      It is the decision the decision of the pilot in command and not of any ATC controller to take off.

  24. Anonymous
    October 7, 2012


  25. Aye Dominique
    October 7, 2012

    Alas, so so sad.

  26. Justice and Truth
    October 7, 2012

    This is very sad. If the weather was bad with rain and thunder the pilot should have been advised not to take off until the weather subsided.
    Sorry to hear that he and a passenger died. May their souls rest in peace. May God strengthen the family as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.

  27. truth
    October 7, 2012

    I’m still in shock by this. Rip to two beloved people you are gone but not forgotten. I wonder if its gonna take something this tragic for the GoM to do something about those death trap planes of FlyMontserrat. First the brakes gave way on the runway in Montserrat now this. The damn owner is too busy pocketing profits than giving those planes proper servicing. Keep raising up the damn fares and making silly excuses. The man is a monster he is heartless.
    May the souls of the departed rest in peace!

    • dreamer
      October 8, 2012

      please respect the death and stop your nonsense.

  28. care
    October 7, 2012

    May their souls rest in peace,my heart and prayers go out to the families of the deceased

  29. maggie
    October 7, 2012

    this is very shocking!

  30. maggie
    October 7, 2012

    hello :-D

  31. maggie
    October 7, 2012

    how sad :(

  32. Remorse
    October 7, 2012

    I am sympathetic and empathetic to all the members of family to all those who got injured and died.Rest In Peace.

  33. @$cafee
    October 7, 2012

    may their soul rest in peace

  34. desiree Winston
    October 7, 2012

    Very sad r i p

  35. dany
    October 7, 2012

    where them people from

  36. SXM
    October 7, 2012


  37. October 7, 2012

    am sorry for the lost i pray for god strenght to the familly ,the word i have for u is let not ur heart be troble

  38. Anonymous
    October 7, 2012

    so so sorry to hear of the loses…..

  39. Anonymous
    October 7, 2012

    this is really sad news. May their souls rest in peace

  40. da
    October 7, 2012

    My condolences to the family …..sad

    October 7, 2012


  42. Anonymous
    October 7, 2012

    Oh Lord. May their souls rest in peace. And may their relatives and friends find solace in your everlasting peace.

  43. oh boy...
    October 7, 2012

    omg!!…may their souls rip….

    • maggie
      October 7, 2012

      to me…rest in peace means….return if possible XD

  44. Mervin
    October 7, 2012

    Very Sad day for the people of Montserrat and the families of the victims. May your soul rest in peace and those who are injured I pray for a speedy recovery……

  45. Curious
    October 7, 2012

    My Condolences to the family of the victims. DNO which airline?

    • ME
      October 7, 2012

      u cannot read man u still askign which airline there

    • sparky
      October 7, 2012

      read and understand it clearly said FLY MONTSERRAT

    • D/can abroad
      October 7, 2012

      read again and u will kno which airline……its right there in the report

    • 123
      October 8, 2012

      Fly Montserrat

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