Pilot confirmed dead by search-and-rescue team in GuyanaMonday, August 28, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The pilot of the Air Services Cessna aircraft that went missing in Guyana early Sunday is dead.
On Sunday afternoon, shortly after locating the missing aircraft, members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) discovered the lifeless body of the pilot Imran Khan.
The pilot was the only person onboard the aircraft.
According to reports, Khan was operating the flight between the villages of Chi-Chi and Mahdia in Region Eight when the all contact was lost with air traffic controllers.
However, shortly afterwards another aircraft operating in the same area managed to pinpoint the location based on a signal from the emergency locator transmitter.
This is the second fatal crash involving a domestic aircraft in one month.
Last month a Roraima Airways pilot lost his life when his small aircraft went down just after take-off and earlier this month another crash involving a Wings Aviation aircraft left its pilot nursing several serious injuries .