Missing Aircraft: FijiLink keep look out

Update: 11:20AM DOMESTIC carrier FIJI Link is also lending a hand in the search for a Cessna 172 aircraft that is believed to have gone missing in mountainous terrain near Labasa yesterday.

Executive general manager Shaenaz Voss said at this stage, Fiji Link aircraft operating in the region both yesterday and today scanned the area for any sightings of the aircraft.

“They will report to the authorities if they see something,” she said.

The missing airplane is a training aircraft that belongs to Pacific Flying School.

It had departed its Nadi base at 7.30am yesterday for Labasa, carrying three people on board.

One of the trainee students got off at Labasa while the second, Merelesita Lutu, 21, departed for Savusavu with flying instructor Iliesa Tawalo.

The aircraft was flying over Korotari, Labasa, at about 12pm when it lost contact with the Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) Tower. It was expected to return to Nadi by 12.30pm.

Police and RFMF officers along with villages familiar with the terrain are combing the area for the missing plane.

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