KINGSTON, Jamaica — Annya Duncan, the Jamaican teacher who died in a plane crash at VC Bird International Airport in Antigua on Sunday, was today remembered as a dedicated professional who would go the extra mile to help her students.
“She was one of those teachers who stayed back after school to help the children,” Karlene Foreshaw, a friend and colleague Jamaican teacher at Montserrat Secondary School, told the Jamaica Observer this afternoon in a phone interview. “It’s so sad that we’ve lost her that way.”
Duncan celebrated her birthday the same day as the fatal crash.
According to reports a twin-engine Britten-Norman Islander plane crashed on take-off from a rain-slicked runway about 4:00 pm. The ill-fated small plane was headed from Antigua to the nearby island of Montserrat, where the airline, FlyMontserrat, is based.
Three people have been confirmed dead while another is fighting for life at Mount St John’s Medical Centre.
Among those dead are the pilot, Captain Jason Forbes, and two passengers who were on board the Fly Montserrat flight 107.
Reports are that Forbes and one female passenger died on the scene around 5 pm and 5:15 pm respectively.