Fiji Time: 11:21 AM on Wednesday 21 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Missing Aircraft: Cakaudrove villlagers join search

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Update: 12:48PM VILLAGERS of Nakoromakawa and Nubunikavula in Cakaudrove joined police this morning to look for the Cessna 172 aircraft that went missing yesterday.

Nakoromakawa villagers Raioma Maravesi and his relative Gabiriele Buli said villagers had come forward willingly after hearing the story of the 21 year old female trainee pilot who was in the fateful flight yesterday. 

Twenty five year old Mr Maravesi said they were honoured to be part of the search party this morning. 

"It is an honour to be helping police officers and other emergency units search for the crash victims," said Mr Maravesi. 

"We were in our farms yesterday and did not even hear a crash sound or a plane passing by the area." 

Meanwhile Nubunikavula village headman Osea Tabuiga said they were approached at 9.30pm yesterday by police to help them search for the missing aircraft.

Mr Tabuiga said according to information received from villagers in Vunimoli they claimed to have seen red tail lights believed to be that of the aircraft on hills above Waikisi in Siberia. 

"We had checked the area but there had been no positive results and we are currently moving further into the interior of Wailevu in Cakaudrove," Mr Tabuiga said.

Meanwhile the search operations in the Waikisi area is being headed by the Station Officer Labasa Inspector Atonio Lavekau.

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 0.64740.6284
JPY 53.386250.3862
GBP 0.35270.3447
EUR 0.40460.3926
NZD 0.69590.6629
AUD 0.64750.6225
USD 0.49700.4800



Exchange Rate updated on 21st, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Free education clarification
  2. Deadly disease
  3. Home for widow
  4. Datt declares NFP support
  5. Drop-outs return to school
  6. Veremalua wants another gold, a win for his daughter
  7. Hospital deal excites IFC
  8. New era of business development
  9. WHO lends support

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  3. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  4. Meningococcal disease outbreak Tuesday (20 Mar)
  5. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  7. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  10. 12 dead by disease Tuesday (20 Mar)