Pilot confirmed dead after St Mary plane crash
Police have identified the deceased in the small plane crash near Highgate in St Mary on Friday morning.
He is pilot and engineer Dudley Beek. One passenger was onboard.
Beek was unresponsive when he arrived at the University Hospital of the West Indies. It is reported that the small aircraft was enroute from Tinson Pen to Boscobel in his Eurocoupe.
The former Jamaica Defence Force officer built his first hangar at the Ian Flemming airport in the 1970s in Boscobel, St Mary. There are at least four generations of pilots in his family, starting out with his grandfather.
His father, Victor Beek, was the first commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force air wing.