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Wing’s Aviation aircraft crashes

A Wing’s Aviation aircraft crashed this morning at Eteringbang, while taking off.

Reports state that there were no fatalities or serious injuries.

Manager of the Airline, Carl Bowen confirmed that the small Cessna aircraft that operates in the interior locations, went down this morning.

He said the pilot will be flown to the City and he hopes to get more information from him so that a full statement can be made on the crash.

Wings Aviation Inc, is also the parent company of the popular Fly Jamaica Airlines.

Below is a Press Release from GCAA:

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched an investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to the crash of a single engine CESSNA aircraft – bearing registration number 8R-GPR, shortly after takeoff at the Eteringbang airstrip in Region 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni).
The accident occurred at approximately 11:00hrs today August 8, 2017.

Preliminary reports indicate that the plane was on a shuttling mission from Eteringbang to Ekereku when the incident occurred.

The Pilot suffered minor injuries. Officials from the Accident and Investigation Group supported by a team from GCAA is en route to the crash site to start their investigations.

Further information on this latest incident will be announced when it becomes available.

Mr. Rashan Reid
PRO GCAA
683-8565
2278111
communications@gcaa-gy.org

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