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Illegal plane flown to Cheddi Jagan International Airport

The illegal aircraft currently at Air Station London, Guyana Defence Force Air Corps.

The illegal aircraft currently at Air Station London, Guyana Defence Force Air Corps.

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said the  illegal aircraft (Reg # N767Z) that was recently discovered camouflaged at an airstrip in Yupukari, has since been repaired, and was flown from Yupukari to Lethem initially, before arriving at the Cheddie Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at 10 O’clock Saturday morning.

Aeronautical Engineers of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps, after inspecting the aircraft, had identified the problems which had rendered it un-serviceable. “The necessary spares were sourced, and the repairs conducted, resulted in the aircraft becoming operable,” the GDF added.

The  GDF further stated that the aircraft was subsequently flown by GDF Pilots to Lethem on Friday, September 30th where it overnighted. “This allowed for the GDF Engineers to conduct further repairs and functional checks under more favourable conditions, so as to ensure the aircraft’s suitability to fly to Timehri.

Consequently, the aircraft departed Lethem for CJIA this morning at 0910 hours, and is currently secured at the GDF Air Corps Hangar, Air Station London, CJIA,” said the Defence Force.

President David Granger has since ordered a Commission of Inquiry into the presence of the aircraft in Guyana and whether the law enforcement agencies could have done better in information and intelligence sharing. “Investigations are ongoing with regards to all aspects surrounding the discovery of the aircraft,” the GDF said.

Guyanese authorities have already confirmed that the US registration number that the Cessna plane is bearing is fake.No drugs, ammunition, weapons or other illegal items were reported found aboard the plane.

  • RLSG

    if no one comes forward to claim this aircraft it should be confiscated, repainted in GDF colors and put in service for use by the Guyana government. Consider it a gift since there was talk about purchasing aircraft for government use. It was well earned. Oh … and by the way, while you are at it, take over the hangar leased to the drug dealing cash-pilot now jailed in the US. That is another gift.

  • ExPPP_Man

    I hope the SARU and SOCU laws allows for Guyana to keep the aircraft.

    • rs dasai

      The Plane was abandoned in GY. It belongs to Gy.

  • Col123

    The plane should be assigned to the PM and tenth VP Naggie. That would uplift his level to a godly status….and that will bring in all them indo voters to vote PNC….