GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday April 15, 2013 – A twin engine Piper Aztec aircraft crashed into a house shortly after it took off from the Ogle International Airport here on Saturday afternoon.
Initial reports indicated that the two pilots, both of whom were believed to be foreigners, were killed.
Transport Minister Robeson Benn and Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority Zulficar Mohammed were among officials at the scene at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
The incident occurred at 3:00 pm (local time) and the house was reported to be empty at the time of the crash.
Benn said that the aircraft was on its second mission for the day when the incident occurred.
The Ogle International Airport, located six miles east of here, recently received regional certification with a Runway Class Two Certificate by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.
The Guyana-based Demerara Waves website, which posted pictures of the wreck, said that the US-registered aircraft, with registration number N27-FT and belonging to the Miami-based Angiel EnviroSafe Inc, was involved in survey work for the road component of the Amaila Hydropower Project.