- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - The government of the Bahamas has reopened the airport on Mayaguana island to commercial carriers one year after a crash that killed three people.

Prime Minister Perry Christie unveiled a new 6,700-foot (2,042-meter) runway and promised to renovate the terminal building by August. He told reporters Monday that solar emergency lights would soon be installed as well.

A small plane crashed at the Mayaguana airport in April 2013 as it tried to land at night for an emergency evacuation. The plane killed three people inside a car that was parked near the dark runway to help light it up.

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