Bodies of Canadian pilot, passenger found in Guyana wreckage

Blake Slater. (Linkedin/Blake Slater)

Blake Slater. (Linkedin/Blake Slater)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:25 PM ET

The body of a Canadian pilot and his passenger were found in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the Amazon on Saturday.

Canadian pilot Blake Slater and cargo handler Dwayne Jacobs were killed after the Cessna Caravan crashed in Guyana, Starbroek News reported from a Guyana Civil Aviation Authority press release.

A special forces team in the South American country is clearing an area so the bodies can be removed, the GCAA said.

The plane was transporting mining supplies, the Starbroek News reported.

Authorities are investigating what caused the crash.

 


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