Thursday, June 13, 2013

Timehri woman killed by aircraft propeller at Ekereku

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday June 13, 2013 – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) says it will conduct an investigation into an incident in which a 22-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by the propeller of single engine Cessna 172 aircraft late Wednesday.

The GCCA said the incident occurred “on the ground at Ekereku bottom, Region Seven” and that officials will travel to the area on Thursday to “conduct an investigation into the incident.

The Guyana Police Force in a statement said that Raquel Joseph, was killed when she ended up in the path of the propeller of the single-engine Cessna that had just landed at the Ekereku Airstrip on Wednesday afternoon.

The police said that the circumstances were still unclear and that investigations were underway.


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