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Air crash wreckage found in Guyana; recovery of victims' bodies underway
Published on January 22, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The operation in Guyana to recover the bodies of Canadian-born pilot, Blake Slater and a cargo loader, Dwayne Newton, was forced to stop due to deteriorating weather followed by bad lighting on Monday evening. The recovery effort was due to continue early Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Public Works said in a press release.

The Trans Guyana aircraft in which the two were travelling crashed soon after takeoff from Olive Creek on Saturday, and a search and rescue mission was then launched for the Cessna Caravan 700 aircraft 8R-GHS, which was at the time on a shuttle operation between Olive Creek and Imbaimadai.

Guyana Defence Force Special Forces ranks were inserted on the ground, approximately one mile away from the densely forested crash site. They reached there on Monday and found both of the bodies.
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