Plane goes down after take-off from interior airstrip

- search and rescue operation underway for Canadian pilot, local handler

A Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) plane is missing after going down shortly after take-off from the Olive Creek, Region Seven airstrip yesterday morning and a search and rescue operation is underway to find the Canadian pilot and Guyanese cargo handler who were on-board the aircraft.

Up to last evening, when the aerial search was suspended due to poor lighting, there was no sighting of the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan piloted by Canadian national Blake Slater with cargo handler Dwayne Jacobs on board.

Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Director Zulficar Mohammed said that the aerial search will resume today at 6:30 am in a location identified as an area of interest, located approximately 10 miles from the populated Olive Creek area. However, Mohammed said in a statement last evening that an aircraft was to be deployed to fly over the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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