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No sight of missing aircraft on Day 2 of search

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 7.17.39 PMFor a second straight day, a search and rescue team has come up empty in their search for the aircraft that went missing on Sunday just after taking off from Mahdia airstrip in Guyana.

The Air Services Limited aircraft was piloted by 26-year-old Nicolas Persaud and also had on board a cargo handler, David Bisnauth, 51.

Sunday’s search for the aircraft yielded no results. An aerial search resumed just after 7 a.m. today, the Civil Aviation Authority reported, but at news time their efforts have proved futile.

Two helicopters and a Cessna Caravan commenced the search today with the Army’s special forces. Another Cessna 206 departed Timehri at around 8 30 am with Coordinators and Investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority carrying additional equipment and supplies.

 Around noon Sunday the Timehri Air Traffic Control lost communication with the Air Services Ltd Britten Norman Islander that was operating between Mahdia and Karisparu” in the mountainous Region Eight
Captain Persaud and handler were onboard the twin-engine aircraft which took off from Mahdia at 11:42 on a routine local cargo flight. The aircraft was scheduled to arrive at Karisparu 17 minutes later. But it never did and so the Search and Rescue team was put into operation.

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