[Guyana] Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang

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[Guyana] Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang

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[Guyana] Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang
Denis Chabrol
February 21, 2019

The pilot of a privately-owned single-engine plane died Thursday evening when the aircraft exploded on landing at the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, sources said. He has been identified as Captain Randy Liverpool, a former Air Traffic Controller.

The Cessna 206, bearing registration 8R-GHB, is owned by Fenix Aviation.

This is the second crash in less than one week, but the pilot, Lincoln Gomez, and another occupant survived with minor injuries.

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Another plane crash… Pilot killed after aircraft explodes
Feb 22, 2019

Misfortune struck for the second time this week in the local aviation sector, when a pilot attached to Domestic Airways Inc. died in a fiery crash at Eteringbang, Region Seven around 17.45 hrs yesterday. Randy Liverpool, said to be about 32, was the lone occupant on board the Cessna 206 aircraft 8RGHB when it crashed.

A brief release from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority stated that the crash occurred as the pilot was approaching the Eteringbang airstrip.

One report from aviation sources indicated that the pilot was observed “coming in too low” as he was landing. Photographs seen by Kaieteur News of the burning plane indicate that the aircraft burst into flames on impact. Other reports indicate that Liverpool had shunted fuel to Ekereku and was returning to Eteringbang when he crashed. Kaieteur News understands that attempts to bring Liverpool’s remains to the city last evening were abandoned because this was deemed to be too risky.

Aviation experts are scheduled to visit the crash site today.

Commenting last night on the tragedy, veteran aviator Captain Gerry Gouveia described Liverpool as a ‘very experienced’ and ‘very careful’ pilot. “The information that I have is that he was very experienced and very careful, and so it boggles the mind (as to what went wrong.) I would just say that when an aircraft goes down like that, it’s possible that he had engine failure. The pilot seems to have been a very experienced pilot… It has the aviation fraternity in shock.”

And former army pilot, Captain Miles Williams, who now flies corporate aircraft in the US, suggested that it was still too early to say what caused the crash. “We had reports of the aircraft flying low. He’s very experienced; he’s been doing shuttles in the area for a while. It could be engine failure or wind gusts (that caused the crash). He described flying in Guyana’s hinterland as being “very challenging. You have to be disciplined all the time to stay alive.”

It was just last Monday that a Cessna 182 which was transporting the remains of a US missionary, crash-landed in the backlands near Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara. The Captain, Lionel Gomez, reportedly suffered a broken jaw while police Constable Mark Grimmond, the lone passenger, suffered a broken leg and other injuries.

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Relatives, friends weep as pilot’s body arrives at Ogle
February 23, 2019

AMID tearful moments at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport on Friday afternoon, the remains of Captain Randy Liverpool, the pilot who perished in the Cessna 206 aircraft accident at Eteringbang in the Cuyuni/Mazaruni, were recovered and brought to the city.
The body arrived at approximately 13:45hrs, when family members and colleagues were present to receive same, and offer moral support, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in a release.
Relatives and friends of the late pilot were emotional when his remains arrived at Ogle (GCAA photo)

The umbrella aviation body said inspectors, along with an investigator from the Guyana Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Unit, were at the crash site to begin their investigation into the fatal accident. The Domestic Airways Cessna 206 aircraft, bearing registration 8RGHB, crashed upon approaching the Eteringbang airstrip at approximately 17:45hrs on February 21, 2019.

The death of Liverpool has sent shockwaves throughout the civil aviation fraternity, including the GCAA. Captain Liverpool worked with the GCAA as an Air Traffic Controller before pursuing his dream of becoming a pilot. The GCAA said it extends its condolences to the family, friends and the aviation fraternity on the passing of Captain Randy Liverpool. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” the body said.

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Guyana pilot killed in plane crash cremated after moving service
Paul Mc Adam
March 3, 2019

(GUYANA CHRONICLE)

The body of Captain Randy Joseph Liverpool was cremated after a simple but moving service at the Wortmanville Congregational of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Norton Street, on Saturday.

The cremation took place at the Kaashi Dhaam Ruimzeight Crematorium, West Coast Demerara.

Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the aviation sector packed the church to pay their final respects to the 33-year-old pilot, many of whom expressed shock at his sudden demise.

On Thursday, domestic Airways Cessna 206 aircraft, bearing registration 8RGHB, crashed upon approaching the Eteringbang airstrip at approximately 17:45hrs.

Captain Liverpool, who was the only person in the aircraft, died. He leaves to mourn his wife Karen Liverpool, a two-month-old and his parents.

Liverpool’s death sent shockwaves throughout the civil aviation fraternity, including the GCAA. Captain Liverpool, who lived in Norton Street, Georgetown, started flying several years ago while attached to Wings Aviation, Ogle Aerodrome.

He started his career as a pilot after undergoing training at the GCAA’s ATC facility at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fatal accident.

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