The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that a single-engine Cessna aircraft has crashed in the vicinity of Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara around 7 p.m.
The American registered aircraft, N8704T, a Cessna 182 is registered to
Gospel Ministries International Inc., and reportedly ran out of fuel.
The aircraft departed Arau and was destined for Ogle Airport with the pilot, a police officer, and the body of an American missionary who died after falling off a mountain.
A search and rescue mission was launched and both the pilot and the passenger were rescued. Director of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said that the pilot, Lincoln Gomez suffered a broken jaw while policeman, Michael Grimmond sustained a broken leg.
The plane is operated locally by the Seventh Day Adventist on humanitarian missions.
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