Fiji Time: 4:23 AM on Tuesday 20 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Missing Aircraft: School confirms flight details

Shayal Devi
Monday, February 26, 2018

Update: 8:14PM PACIFIC Flying School (PFS) has confirmed that one of their Cessna 172 training aircraft is overdue on a navigation exercise to Labasa Airport, Vanua Levu, today.

An instructor and two student pilots got on board the aircraft in Nadi this moring.

The aircraft was under the command of PFS instructor, Iliesa Tawalo, who was conducting the training for two female students.

One of the students got off in Labasa while the second continued with her training.

The school says the intention was to land in Savusavu but the weather was not conducive for the aircraft to land.

The duo had decided to try to get to Labasa.  That was the last communication between the aircraft and the AFL Tower.

PFS says it is coordinating with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) and Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) on an aerial and ground search to locate the aircraft.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65010.6311
JPY 53.241250.2412
GBP 0.35510.3471
EUR 0.40440.3924
NZD 0.69430.6613
AUD 0.64630.6213
USD 0.49840.4814



Exchange Rate updated on 19th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No desk for this girl
  2. Police appeal to livestock owners
  3. Ammunition case transferred to high court
  4. 'Teach sons respect'
  5. Tuvalu here to learn 7s
  6. Online safety
  7. Staff retention bid
  8. Saneem clarifies counting process
  9. Teachers told to keep abreast of change
  10. Taps run dry after water main bursts

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  3. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  4. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  5. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  7. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  10. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)