Trans Guyana crash:Pilot, Cargo Loader found dead

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Dead Pilot: Blake Slater
Dead Pilot: Blake Slater

[www.inewsguyana.com]GDF Special Forces have located the crash site of the Trans Guyana Aircraft and both the Pilot – a Canadian Citizen, Blake Slater and his Cargo Loader, Dwayne Jacobs were found dead.

iNews was reliably informed by sources involved in the search that the Pilot was found dead inside the aircraft. However, iNews is still to ascertain where exactly the body of Jacobs was found.

Troops have been looking for the crashed aircraft since it went down on Saturday, January 18 in the densely forested Mazaruni area.

At about 10:50 Air Traffic Control received a message from another aircraft indicating that Trans Guyana Airways 700, Cessna Caravan on a shuttle operation between Olive Creek and Imbaimadai was going down. Several calls were immediately made by other aircraft but were all unsuccessful.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was immediately activated by the Air Traffic Control Centre.  The GDF, Police, Minister Benn and GCAA and CJIAC staff reported to the RCC.

The RCC dispatched the GDF Special Forces with Search and Rescue Units – one Cessna Caravan from Trans Guyana Airways two helicopters from GDF and Air Services Ltd.

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