Fmr. Chief-of-Staff Collins to probe illegal plane in Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 18:23 by Denis Chabrol

President David Granger has mandated that a Commission of Inquiry be established to investigate, examine, advise and report on all the circumstances under which a foreign aircraft entered Guyana.

The twin-engine Cessna plane was discovered under a canopy of thick vegetation near the village of Yupukari, Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu on September 13, 2016.

The Ministry of the Presidency said Brigadier Edward Collins has been identified and appointed as Commissioner and will be sworn in Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan.


It is expected that a Preliminary Report will be submitted on October 17, 2016 and the Final report will be submitted on November 16, 2016.

Authorities have already ascertained that the plane was bearing a fake United States registration number.

This is not the first time that illegal planes have been found in Guyana’s interior.