Pilots die in plane crash
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A twin engine Piper Aztec aircraft crashed into a house shortly after it took off from the Ogle International Airport today.
Initial reports said that the two pilots were killed. Their identities have not yet been released.
Transport Minister Robeson Benn, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, Zulficar Mohammed, where among officials at the scene at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
The incident occurred at 3 pm (Local time) and the house was reported to be empty at the time of the crash.
The Guyana-based Demerara Waves website, which posted pictures of the wreck, said that the aircraft, with registration number N27-FT and belonging to the Miami-based Angiel EnviroSafe Inc, was involved in survey work for the road component of the Amaila Hydropower Project.
It said that the Miami-based company offers aerial camera platform services. (CMC)