Guyana police say they have discovered a dead body in plane not far from the area where a red and white 206 Cessna, crash-landed at the Issano Airstrip in Middle Mazaruni River, a tributary of the Essequibo River in northern Guyana, on Sunday night.
The police said they are also investigating the discovery of a substance believed to be cocaine on the second small aircraft which crash landed some 600 yards away from the 9 Miles Airstrip at Issano.
The police said that because of the remote location, no further details are available, but confirmed that a dead body had been discovered in the plane.
But media reports quoting police sources noted that the police are investigating the possibility that the second plane with the dead body may crashed earlier on Sunday and the Brazilian registered aircraft had been sent in to rescue survivors when it too crashed.
The police say they have detained three foreign nationals after in the red and white 206 Cessna, and that that while nothing illegal was found aboard the plane bearing registration marking, PR-FMJ, they have detained a 38 year-old pilot, from Boa Vista Brazilian; a 29 year-old pilot from Temeremo Venezuela; and a 35 year-old Internet technician from Manaus Brazil.
“They were questioned using Google Translator and information received that they were heading to Suriname with another aircraft when the said aircraft developed mechanical problems. As a result of the observation, the pilot crashed landed the aircraft at 9 Miles which caused one of the occupants to sustain a fractured right arm and minor bruises about his face of which he confirmed he received from the sudden impact,” police said in a statement.
“The aircraft was examined but there was no visible damage seen on it, searches were also conducted on the aircraft in the presence of the three passengers on board and on their person also but nothing illegal was found,” police said.