Man killed in ‘aircraft propeller accident’ identified as ASL employee

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The man who died after walking into the propeller of an aircraft at the Kamarang Airstrip, Upper Mazaruni on Friday has been identified as 29-year-old Nigel Rodrigues.

Police Headquarters revealed that he was employed as a porter/cargo handler with Air Services Limited (ASL). According to a police report, Rodrigues was imbibing at the Kamarang Landing, when Caravan 8R GFA – piloted by a 55-year-old male pilot – landed at the airstrip and before the pilot could properly shut off the engine, he walked in front of the plane’s propeller.

Police said he was chopped severely about the body causing his internal organs to protrude. The incident occurred at around 15:00hrs.

The ASL aircraft involved in the incident

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor. The body was subsequently escorted to the Kamarang Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.

The News Room understands that Rodrigues migrated here from Venezuela about two months ago and has been residing at Kamarang since.

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