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Nov 10, 2013 7:20 PM by Associated Press

Bahamas police say 4 killed in small plane crash

NASSAU, Bahamas - Bahamian police say four people, all believed to be U.S. citizens, died Sunday in a small plane crash off the Bahamas' northernmost island.

Police Superintendent Stephen Dean says the single-engine plane crashed in waters a few miles off Grand Bahama island and all four people aboard were killed.

Dean says "All are believed to be Americans. It is thought they were on some kind of sightseeing tour."

Emrick Seymour, assistant police commissioner for Grand Bahama, says the Cirrus 22 plane crashed minutes after takeoff from the island's international airport. He says the pilot radioed that the plane was "experiencing some engine problems."

A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force says the aircraft was destroyed.

The bodies were recovered but Information about the victims' identities was not immediately provided by Bahamian authorities. Seymour says police are "right in the middle of the investigation."

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