GCCA investigators to focus on engine of crashed plane

The injured arrives at the Ogle International Airport. [iNews' Photo]

One of the injured plane crash victim. [iNews' Photo]
One of the injured plane crash victim. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Investigators of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) who travelled to Region 7 on Tuesday (March 18) to investigate a plane crash are back in the city.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) understands that the investigators will focus their attention to the engine of the aircraft. Of the four persons injured in the crash, two were sent to the operating theatre, while one was discharged.

On Tuesday, four persons escaped death after the plane crashed in Arau, Region 7 just after takeoff. Those injured are Ivor Williams, Troy Daniels, Leon Bristol and pilot Bernard Singh.

Singh, the owner of several mining camps, crashed around 11:14 am during take-off from Aura airstrip located in Region 7.  He was heading to another location in the Region. The three men were his employees.

The Pilot, Bernard Singh. [iNews' Photo]
The Pilot, Bernard Singh. [iNews’ Photo]
According to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), a Guyana Defence Force helicopter was able to locate the crash site almost immediately after private operator Emile Jahan, Hinterland Aviation Inc was flying in the vicinity and was able to pinpoint its location using Global Positioning System (GPS).

Army medical personnel were flown in on a Britten Norman Islander from Ogle to Kaikan to bring out the injured men.  Meanwhile, investigators from the GCAA will remain at the crash site to comb through the wreckage for possible clues. [Leroy Smith]



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