Fuel starvation led to Roraima Airways plane crash – Aviation Director
Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field said investigations have so far found that fuel starvation led to the Roraima Airways plane crash on August 14.
“We did find it was starvation of fuel, as to what led to that starvation it is still under investigation,” Field told reporters at the sidelines of an event on Sunday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
Three passengers, including a two-year-old, were onboard the plane when it crash-landed at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill site at Eccles, East Bank Demerara; they did not receive any life-threatening injuries. The two pilots also did not sustain any major injuries.
The plane had left Imbaimadai in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on the morning of the incident and was expected to land at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast of Demerara. However, after it began experiencing mechanical difficulties the pilot made a call and crash-landed at the landfill.