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Search on for missing plane in Guyana’s interior

Published:Sunday | December 28, 2014 | 5:08 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec. 28, CMC – A search is being carried out by aviation officials here following reports that communication was lost with a plane that was flying in the interior of the country.

Aviation personnel on Sunday reported that they lost communication with the Britten Norman Islander airplane shortly after 1pm local time.

The plane, with the registration number 8R-GHE, was being flown by Captain Nicolas Persaud. The sole passenger onboard was a cargo loader whose name was not released.

The aircraft was flying from the gold mining area of Mahdia to Karisparu when communication was lost with the pilot in the vicinity of Region 8.

According to media reports, Annettee Arjoon Martins of Air Services Limited (ASL) said the weather was good at the time contact was lost .

While it has not been confirmed if an accident took place, four planes and a helicopter were deployed to search the area before nightfall.

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