Cessna 172 rescue teams commended

Soldiers and police prepare for the rescue mission of the missing Cessna 172 aircraft at Delaikoro, Cakaudrove. Picture: FT FILE

Soldiers and police prepare for the rescue mission of the missing Cessna 172 aircraft at Delaikoro, Cakaudrove. Picture: FT FILE

Update: 3:22PM THE joint efforts of the community and rescue agencies who partook in the recovery efforts of the late Pacific Flying School trainee pilot, Merelesita Lutu and instructor Iliesa Tawalo including the Cessna 172 wreckage have been commended.

Commissioner North
Jovesa Vocea said the bravery and the spirit of unity of villagers from Suweni,
Dogoru, Waikisi including the army and police personnel was remarkable.

Mr
Vocea said personnel who took part in the challenging exercise of salvaging and
locating the wreck needed to be recognised in terms of their bravery and
dedication.

“It was encouraging to see members of the public especially
villagers leave their daily livelihood to be part of the search,” he said.

 “They did a marvellous job with our officials were at the sight because
they know the terrains well.

“For risking their lives these people need to
be recognised.”