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Civil Aviation Authority air worthiness inspector to lead plane crash probe

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 11:57 AM
The small plane which crashed in Greenwich Town killing three persons.

Richard Jones has been appointed as Investigator-In-Charge to probe the November 10 plane crash in Greenwich Town, Kingston killing a flight instructor and two students.

The plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Tinson Pen Aerodrome.

Jones is an employee of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority in the flight safety division and is a qualified air worthiness inspector.

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Transport Minister, Mike Henry, says Jones is also trained and experienced in aircraft accident investigation.

As Investigator-In-Charge Jones will gather information from all available sources to determine the cause of the crash and prepare a report.

These will include, the aircraft records, the pilot and students’ pilot records, eye witness statements, air traffic control reports and accident scene evidence.

Henry says the report will be taken to the Cabinet and then the findings will be made public.