News Release: Associated Press
August 21, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Police in the Bahamas say four men who died in a small plane crash in the island chain were from Florida.
A Royal Bahamas Police Force official identifies the pilot as 57-year-old Robert Dean Carlson. The passengers were Robert Michael Kennedy, 65; Terry Wayne Haines, 57; and Matthew Sokolowski, 42. Their hometowns have not been released.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Kennedy was a lawyer from DeLand, Florida.
Assistant Police Commissioner Emrick Seymour said Wednesday that the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Cessna 340 crashed into shallow water Monday on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama, about 70 miles east of Florida. It had flown from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach