GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The pilot of a single engine aircraft died on Thursday night after the plane crashed and exploded upon landing at an airstrip in Eteringbang, near the Venezuelan border.
The police have identified the pilot as Captain Randy Liverpool, the lone occupant in the Cessna 206 aircraft.
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), in a statement confirmed that “the lone occupant of the aircraft has perished” and that it “will provide more details as it becomes available”.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) in its statement said the accident occurred about five minutes away from the Eteringbang Airstrip, Cuyuni District.
“Persons rushed to the scene and the pilot was found engulfed in flames in the wrecked aircraft. The body which is burnt beyond recognition was later taken to the Eteringbang Police Station waiting to be transported to Georgetown,” the statement added.
This is the second plane crash in a week. In the other incident, the pilot, Lincoln Gomez, and another occupant survived with minor injuries. They were transporting the body of an American missionary who died after falling from mountain. – CMC