Respected Aviator Chan-a-Sue dies weeks after accident


Weeks after he was seriously injured in an accident along with his wife, veteran Aviator Malcolm Chan-A-Sue, 82, has died.

His death was confirmed on Monday by Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field, who expressed deep sadness at his passing.

The accident in which he sustained the life threatening injuries occurred at the intersection of High and Barrack streets on the afternoon of October 30, 2021.

Contrary to police reports, the collision occurred after Chan-A-Sue stopped on the western side of the intersection before attempting to proceed east to the other side of Barrack Street.

The video showed that while the car was at the centre of the intersection, the minibus, BSS 8899, that was travelling north on High Street, approached at a fast rate and collided with Chan-A-Sue’s vehicle.

Due to the speed the bus was travelling at the time, there was an impactful collision.

The Guyana Police Force had said that after the Chan-a-Sues were struck, their vehicle then collided with another car.

There has been no update from the police on charges for the driver of the minibus.

Guyanese pilot, Captain Gerry Gouveia described Captain Chan-a-Sue as a treasured and “iconic” Guyanese figure who has contributed immensely to the development of aviation sector including the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport.

“The aviation sector in Guyana became better because of him. Ogle Airport for what it is is today in terms of its compliance was because of him. He was a stickler for standards,” said Mr. Gouveia.

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