Aug 21, 2010 News
A Cessna 206, on charter to the interior, reportedly crashed yesterday while attempting to take- off, suffering damage as a result.
While no one was reportedly hurt, aviation investigators were scheduled to fly into the Ekereku “Bottom” airstrip, Region Seven, yesterday, to assess the situation and gather evidence.
The Cessna is said to be managed by Oxford Flights Inc., a charter company operating at Ogle International Airport.
Yesterday, Minister of Transport Robeson Benn disclosed that there was an incident at Ekereku where an aircraft had an aborted take-off, resulting in a”hard landing”.
The official confirmed that inspectors of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority were getting ready to fly in to investigate.
A male official of the Oxford Flights Inc. while acknowledging there was an incident said that no details were available as yet.
However, he confirmed that a plane had been chartered to take in passengers and cargo. It was unclear whether there were any passengers or cargo on the plane at the time that the pilot was forced to abort the take-off.
A miner familiar with the area said that the airstrip, operated by government, is a tricky one to land or take-off from because of “some slopes”.
“I know many planes that had difficulties there.”
East Canje woman died from brain hemorrhage
A post mortem examination conducted on the remains of Patricia Beepat of West Canefield revealed that she died from hemorrhage of the brain. That was the finding of pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh who performed the autopsy yesterday at the New Amsterdam Hospital.
The PM revealed that the woman’s injuries could have been caused by either a fall or a blow to the head.
Patricia Beepat called ‘Patsy’, was discovered by her husband early Tuesday morning in the bottom flat of their home. She was lying in a chair. Her husband Chandipersaud Beepat, to whom she has been married for over 20 years, has since been taken into custody. The couple has no children, but her husband has children from a previous relationship.
Resident nearby speaking to Kaieteur News indicated that the couple were in a stormy relationship and were always in the habit of fighting. They both were drinkers and would fight a lot. It was reported that the husband would usually beat the woman, a claim which he denies. ‘She would leave and go away, but the two would make up back’ one relative said. ‘She would go away and he would come and beg she, because he doesn’t have any body to cook for him.. and she would go,’ the relative said.
They are insisting that the woman died from blows she received. But the husband told investigators that his wife would, on numerous occasions, drink and fall and hit her head. He said contrary to what relatives and other people are saying, he would hit his wife “one, one time” and not as often as people would say.
He remains in custody as investigations continue.
Gunmen attack Aranka mining camps
– grab gold, other valuables
A gang of gunmen escaped with an undisclosed quantity of gold and other valuables yesterday after invading several mining camps in the Aranka/Cuyuni area. Reports indicate that most of the victims were Brazilians.
Kaieteur News understands that at about seven heavily-armed gunmen stormed the camps shortly after 04:00 hrs.
The bandits reportedly shot into the air to scare the victims. Some of the miners were reportedly beaten and locked in a room during the attack. Sources said that the miners are now afraid to work in the area and are pleading for police presence at the location.
Earlier this month, Brazilian miner Jose Rodriguez De Oliveira was hacked to death during a dispute with argument with another man in the Aranka Backdam, Cuyuni River. Residents captured the suspect and turned him over to the police.
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