GCAA investigating second plane crash at Eteringbang

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The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched an investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to the crash of a single engine Cessna aircraft that crashed shortly after taking off Eteringbang on Tuesday morning.

The aircraft, 8R-GPR, registered to Wings Aviation, was involved in the accident around 11:00 a.m. while on a shuttling mission between Eteringbang and Ekereku.

A statement from GCAA said that the pilot, Dominique Waddell, 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.

This accident is the second in as many weeks, following the fatal crash of a Roraima Airways Islander on July 25, where the pilot Collin Martin perished in that crash.

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About: Wayne Farley

Wayne Farley is a safety evangelist who has 30 years of experience in the aviation industry with many of those years spent as an air traffic controller in aerodrome, approach and area facilities. He is an aviation enthusiast and maintains an active blog.

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