Missing pilot, cargo handler found dead in wreckage

Blake Slater and Dwayne Newton-Jacobs, the pilot and cargo handler from the Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) plane that crashed in the Middle Mazaruni jungle on Saturday, were confirmed dead yesterday and up to last evening soldiers were working to extract their bodies from the wreckage.

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Special Forces officers arrived at the site of the wreckage of the TGA plane just after 7 am yesterday and found both of its occupants, Slater – who is Canadian – and Jacobs dead, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in a statement. Slater was found in his seat and the soldiers were working to clear a pad to extract the bodies for transportation, the GCAA said.

Up to late yesterday afternoon, work to clear a spot for the helicopter to land was continuing but the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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