Updated on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 7:27 p.m. by Denis Chabrol
A helicopter belonging to Air Services Limited (ASL) made a precautionary landing on a road on Tuesday morning due to technical difficulties.
The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field, confirms that the pilot landed the plane on a road after it began to vibrate. “He landed safely on a road,” Field told Demerara Waves Online News.
He said a rescue helicopter came in to get the pilot out who was the sole occupant.
The GCAA chief executive said the helicopter would be cleared to fly again after a number of steps were taken. “A rescue helicopter intervened to get out the pilot who was the only occupant. It will be inspected by the GCAA when the company has completed its checks before being allowed to fly from the landing location,” he said.
Other sources say that around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Bell 206 L helicopter, registration 8R-GTR, made the forced landing shortly after departing Toraparu.
The helicopter was commanded by Akeem Stoll.