There are reports tonight of a missing private aircraft. According to KREM Radio News, The Mexican registered Beechcraft 65 Queen Air, a twin engine light aircraft - was scheduled to return to the Phillip Goldson International Airport after a local flight on Saturday morning - but reports are that it never did.
The Department of Civil Aviation granted the Beechcraft permission to departed from the PGIA at 6:42a.m to test some instruments. But now that the plane has not returned, it has turned the investigation over to the Belize Police Department - which - according to the report - is now investigating whether there was a crash or that the aircraft simply proceeded onto another destination.
The aircraft which has been undergoing repairs in Belize since April of 2010, had twice gone on similar local flights and returned to the PGIA as scheduled.
Documentation indicated the tests would be done in the Dangriga Area. Minister of Police, Dough Singh told KREM news that a preliminary investigation was launched yesterday by the Anti-Drug Unit. Channel 7