Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is reporting the death of an American man at LPIA this morning around 9:45am.
The man was inspecting a leased Regional Air aircraft, when suddenly the landing gear collapsed; hitting him in the upper body and crushing the side of his head.
He was pinned to the tarmac and was pronounced dead at the scene.
LIPA workers rushed to the victim’s aide after what many of them described a loud noise which sound like a car crash on the tarmac.
We can confirm the aircraft, which flew out of Grand Bahama is leased in Florida. The victim’s identity is unknown.
The low budget aircraft flies passengers around the country making stops in Freeport, Bimini, Marsh Harbour, Walkers Cay Eleuthera and Andros.