Pilot dies in Roraima Airways crash at Eteringbang

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Pilot dies in Roraima Airways crash at Eteringbang

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Pilot dies in Roraima Airways crash at Eteringbang
July 25, 2017

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Roraima Airways has been plunged into mourning after a early afternoon plane crash claimed the life of the airline’s Chief Pilot, Captain Collin Martin.

The crash of the Roraima Airways highlander aircraft took place just before sunset this afternoon. News Source understands that Martin was the only person in the aircraft during a regular shuttle flight into the Eteringbang community.

Another Roraima Airways plane was flying on the same mission and it was the pilot of that plane that reportedly noticed the crashed aircraft. The man’s body has been recovered from the wreckage and efforts are being made to transfer the body to the city.

Efforts to contact Managing Director of Roraima Airways, Captain Gerry Gouveia were futile. However in a Facebook post just moments after reports of the crash surfaced, Captain Gouveia remarked “My Dear God”.

Shocked Roraima Airways staffers have been left in tears as they try to figure out what went wrong. Captain Martin was one of the most experienced pilots with the airline who completed dozens of flights daily to all parts of Guyana. He was one of the pilots that would also lead medivac operations during the nights.

He is also a former member of the Guyana Defence Force.

Details of the incident are still emerging.

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