Roraima Airways Incorporated announced that a Ceremony of Honour was held on Wednesday June 29 for its first female Aircraft Maintenance technician and six other courageous young male staff “whose act of courage prevented the loss of lives, further damage to our Trislander Aircraft and Hangar” last Tuesday June 20, 2016.
The Honourees are: Mark Matheson, Jason Farley, Michael Husbands, Darcy Chambers, Dwain Lewis, Avishkar Ramlochan and Rajendra Danraj.
On June 20, a Roraima plane exploded at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, resulting in one person suffering from burns about his body.
INews understands that the engineer was conducting a routine inspection of the Britten Norman Trislander aircraft when the incident occurred. The aircraft suffered damage to the right wing.
Roraima, in a statement this morning, said these “heroes” received a Roraima Airways Medal of Honour, a certificate of Valor and an Overnight Trip for themself and four (4) other members of their family to the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana Resort of 2016, Arrowpoint Nature Resort.
Junior Minister of Social Security with responsibility of Labour, Keith Scott who delivered the feature address, praised the courage of the honorees for braving the fire on that horrific day and called on Roraima Airways to continue its working in ensuring good health and safety practices for the staff. Also in attendance was the Canadian High Commissioner Pierre Giroux, Regional Security Director of the U.S. Embassy William Noone, Chairman of the Private Sector Commission Edward Boyer, Worthiness Inspector of Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Krishnanand Ramlachana and religious leaders representing the three main religious groups.