More Special Forces/villagers to join search for missing ASL aircraft

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Special Forces ranks with GCAA officials at Timehri.
Special Forces ranks with GCAA officials at Timehri.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A platoon of GDF Special Forces were flown into the Mahdia from Timehri yesterday, January 07 to join the ground search for the missing Britten Norman Islander that lost communication with Air Traffic Controllers on December 28, 2014.

A media release from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority noted that, six villagers from the Chenapau joined the search party at Mahdia. They will be inserted by helicopters to an area of interest today, barring no inclement weather.

It was noted that over the past three days, Special Forces’ ranks, Guyana Forestry Commission officers and Line cutters have been extensively combing a large area between North Fork and Black Water rivers.

Captain Nicky Persaud.
Captain Nicky Persaud.

If the search proves futile, additional areas will be examined. Timehri Air Traffic Control lost communication with the Air Services Limited (ASL) aircraft which was operating on a flight between Mahdia and Karisparu, Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni).

Captain Nicky Persaud, 27, and a Loader Mr. David Bisnauth, 51, were onboard the twin-engine aircraft.

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