[www.inewsguyana.com] – The four persons in the Arau plane crash, which occurred on Tuesday morning (March), were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GHHC) this evening from Ogle International Airport.
They were accompanied by Army medical personnel who had travelled to the crash site to aid in the rescue operation. The Guyanese men injured are Ivor Williams, Troy Daniels, Leon Bristol and Bernard Singh – the pilot.
It is reported that Williams is seriously injured. 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.
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.