Roraima Airways has been plunged into mourning after an afternoon plane crash claimed the life of the airline’s Chief Pilot, Captain Collin Martin.
The crash of the Roraima Airways Islander aircraft took place just before sunset this afternoon. News Source understands that Martin was the only person in the aircraft during a regular shuttle flight into the Eteringbang community.
Another Roraima Airways plane was flying on the same mission and it was the pilot of that plane that reportedly noticed the crashed aircraft. The man’s body has been recovered from the wreckage and efforts are being made to transfer the body to the city.
In a Facebook post just moments after reports of the crash surfaced, Roraima Airways Managing Director, Captain Gouveia remarked “My Dear God”.
He would later tell media operatives that Captain Martin was a dedicated and loved pilot who was committed to the job and went beyond the call of duty whenever an emergency arose.
Shocked Roraima Airways staffers have been left in tears as they try to figure out what went wrong.
Captain Martin was one of the most experienced pilots with the airline who completed dozens of flights daily to all parts of Guyana. He was one of the pilots who led medivac operations during the nights and was also a former Officer of the Guyana Defence Force.
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation.