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Jun 3, 2015

Airline Company Tightlipped on Crash at Sea

Interestingly, Tropic Air has remained fairly tightlipped about the incident, not offering much by way of a brief release on the company’s Facebook page.  On the other hand, Borland told the media that the rescue operation was not as challenging and, with assistance from the Belize Audubon Society; they were able to quickly locate the whereabouts of the survivors.

 

Elton Bennett, Vice Commander, BNCG

“When we received the information initially we thought that it would have been a very difficult operation, considering the sea state yesterday evening.  It was very rough and overcast and it was a small aircraft that went down in the deep.  But luckily our friends from the Audubon Society were within five miles range of where the aircraft went down, hence the reason why we were able to quickly conduct that rescue operation.”

 

Elton Bennett

Reporter

“And certainly it’s not your purview to question the captain as to what difficulties he was facing.”

 

Elton Bennett

“Right, there is an investigation that will take place and the Civil Aviation will head that investigation.  From our side it was just a rescue operation.”

 

When News Five spoke with representatives of Tropic Air this morning, we were informed that both passengers, Rogers and Bodden, were not in need of any medical attention, and were instead assisting the Department of Civil Aviation with its probe into the cause of the accident. 

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