The Britten Norman Islander plane , bearing registration number 8R-GHE, cannot be located real-time by the Passive Radiation Detector that has been fitted to a Twin Otter plane that has been contracted by oil exploration company, CGX Energy. The detector has been adjusted to locate aluminium during the search, according to the sources.
Sources said that the data collected have to be analysed so that potential location sites could be identified with precise coordinates. If required, Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force would be inserted into that area to ascertain whether the plane is there.
Aboard the Islander when communication was lost shortly before midday on December 28 were Captain Nickey Persaud,27, and Cargo Loader, 51-year old David Bisnauth.
Owned by Air Services Limited, the plane was at the time shuttling construction materials-mainly zinc sheets- from Mahdia to Karisparu in Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni).