A three-bedroom house at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) has been completed for Florence Tyndall, the 69-year-old woman whose home was reduced to rubble when an aircraft crashed into it in 2013.
Kaieteur News was told that the Government spent in excess of $10M on the furnished building.
Yesterday, when this newspaper visited the location, Mrs. Tyndall was not at home. However, neighbours say that the elderly woman moved into the house a few months ago.
One of Tyndall’s neighbours, Michelle Belle, whose house was scorched, was also compensated. She was provided with a newly furnished two-bedroom house in Providence, East Bank Demerara.
On April, 13, last year, an American-registered aircraft, a twin-engine Piper Aztec, was on a technical survey mission for the Amaila Falls Access Roads when it slammed into Tyndall’s residence. The plane had just taken off from the Ogle Airport.
Tyndall escaped injuries because she was at the back of the house preparing for church.The plane landed on the front of the building.
The two individuals on board the aircraft, Canadian Scientist Nick Dmitriev and the aircraft owner and pilot, Pierre Angiel, perished.
Minutes after the incident, Tyndall had told this newspaper that she heard what sounded like gunshots.
“I say ‘Desiree (neighbour) is who shooting?’ Then I feel the house shake and then I see fire,” Mrs. Tyndall had explained.
At that time she was not aware that an aircraft had landed on her house. It was not until she exited the burning building that she realized the magnitude of what had happened.
She said that neighbours subsequently came and started pulling out a few household appliances from the house.
Tyndall added that she did hear sounds of an aircraft having engine problems but did not pay much attention, since according to her, that was a normal occurrence.
“Is not till I hear something go ‘plax!’ again, I say ‘well wait, is land de plane land?’” Tyndall stated.
She explained that from time to time she would hear aircraft engines shutting down, only to restart and proceed on their way to the Ogle airport which is located about a mile away.
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