There are still suspicions surrounding the mysterious landing of an aircraft in Issano, Region Seven. According to the police, the occupants on board gave conflicting statements as to their reasons in Guyana. The aircraft is suspected to have come from neighbouring Brazil.
The authorities said, “Acting on information received (police) went to the 9 Miles Airstrip , Issano , Middle Mazaruni River where a Red and white 206 Cessna, suspected to be a Brazilian Aircraft along with three (3) male foreign nationals: a 38 year old pilot, from Boa Vista Brazilian; a 29 year old pilot from Temeremo Venezuela; and a 35 year old Internet Technician from Manaus Brazil were found.”
The police said that it used Google Translator to question the occupants.
It was stated, “Information received that they were heading to Suriname with another aircraft when the said aircraft developed mechanical problems. As a result of the observation, the pilot crashed landed the aircraft at 9 Miles which caused one of the occupants to sustain a fractured right arm and minor bruises about his face of which he confirmed he received from the sudden impact. Further information received, suggested that the other aircraft crashed, but same was not located.”
Police further noted that the aircraft was examined but there was no visible damage. Further searches were also conducted on the aircraft in the presence of the three (3) passengers onboard and on their person. Nothing illegal was found. “Further searches were conducted in the vicinity where the aircraft was found but nothing illegal was found either. The three men were arrested and taken into custody along with their personal belongings namely: Cellphone; Satellite phone; Identification; and other items.” The police said.
The aircraft remains on the ground under police security.