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Missing Aircraft: 21 year old female is pilot trainee

Alisi Vucago
Monday, February 26, 2018

Update: 6:06PM A 21-YEAR-OLD female pilot student and an instructor from Pacific Flying School are still missing after their aircraft failed to maintain contact with ground staff in Nadi at mid-day today.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed police are continuing their search with three teams on the ground headed by the Divisional Police Commander North Verani Nakauyaca.

The aircraft had departed its Nadi base at 7:30am this morning for Labasa. The plane disappeared between Labasa to Savusavu.

The teams are currently searching the areas of Suweni, Navakoro and Delaikoro.

Volunteer First Responder (FIJI), a charitable Trust focused on pre-hospital emergency response tweeted their rescue medics, the Police Special Response Unit team and the Fiji Maritime Surveillance Rescue Coordination Center and Fiji Navy's search and rescue teams are now on standby for deployment.


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