12 survive Matthew’s Ridge plane crash
Some 12 persons were on board the Cessna Caravan at the time when the plane crashed while the pilot was preparing to land at Matthew’s Ridge airstrip in region one. There were no causalities. A source told this Newscast that none of the injuries suffered by the passengers were life threatening. The passengers on board suffered, lacerations about the body and at least one person had a broken leg.
The Government Information agency is reporting that the Minister of Public works and Transport Robeson Benn said that plane crashed during bad weather and may have been written off.
According to Benn the Civil Aviation Authority has been sent into the crash site to investigate what actually transpired.
The plane owned by Air Services Limited was taking persons who are in the gold mining industry into that region.
It is unclear at this point if the plane had encountered engine problems which could have forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.