Update: Pilot dies in plane crash


Hours after an Air Services Limited plane went missing, its pilot, Captain Imran Khan has been confirmed dead.

Dead: Imran Khan

President of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Eggbert Field told News Room that a rescue party moments ago, arrived at the crash site near the Kaieteur Falls gorge and had reported to him the unfortunate news.

Field said the lifeless body will be brought out to Georgetown in the morning and that preparations are already underway to launch an investigation.
He said based on initial reports, the wings of the plane were completely destroyed in the crash.

The Cessna aircraft, bearing registration number 8R-GFM, sent off an ELT (emergency locator transmitter) signal just after 9:00hrs, a few miles from Mahdia.

The Air Services Limited aircraft that went missing. (Miles Williams photo)

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) had launched OPERATION HAWK EYE, a search and rescue mission, to assist the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in locating the plane.

It was eventually spotted in the deep jungle of Region Eight.

Just last month, a Roraima Airways Pilot, Colin Martin perished after the Britten -Norman Island aircraft he was operating crashed on landing at Eteringbang, in Region Seven.


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