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Cessna 172: No sign of pilots

Talebula Kate, Lice Movono
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Update: 4:03PM WHILE police have confirmed sighting wreckage of the Pacific Flying School Cessna 172 missing since Monday, it has not been able to identify signs of the crew of the aircraft, Merelesita Lutu and Iliesa Tawalo.

The Deputy Police Commander Northern Peni Moi however said the site of the wreckage was too dangerous for helicopters to approach too closely.

DPC Moi said sending a drone at this time was also not feasible. However another reconnaissance flight of security personell have since revisited the wreckage to explore a way to the location on foot.

Meanwhile Ulamila Lutu, older sister to missing trainee pilot, Merelesita confirmed being visited by Police for the first time today with news the crash site had been located.

"Keeping the faith that my baby sister and iliesa will return," Ms Lutu said. "It was great to get a visit and update from Police today."


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