A rescue mission has been activated by the Ministry of Works and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to medevac three persons who were seriously injured on Tuesday morning when the small single engine aircraft they were travelling in, crashed just as it was attempting to take off from the mining community of Arau in Region 7.
The injuries are believed to be serious. The three persons who sustained injuries were all passengers. The pilot of the aircraft was also inured but his injuries are not as serious.
Details about the incident are sketchy. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority in a statement reported that the accident occurred just after 11 o’ clock on Tuesday morning. The six seater single engine aircraft is used by small mining companies to transfer workers between the city and various mining communities. The identity of the pilot and his passengers have not been released.
The aircraft bearing registration number N87619 was bought by a Guyanese living in Queens, New York a few years ago and has been operating in Guyana ever since.
Investigations into the accident have been launched.
(FILE PHOTO of aircraft)