Cops name Brac plane crash victims

| 20/01/2012

plane.JPG(CNS): The police say that the two men killed in the light aircraft crash on Cayman Brac in November were Jose Santos Castaneda Castrejon, age 35 years (Mexican), and Fernando Duran Garcia, age 56 years (Colombian ). However police have revealed no other details regarding the mysterious crash, such as where the plane was headed or where it had come from. The aircraft crashedon the Bluff on Sunday 13 November last year but a police spokesperson said the incident was still under investigation and other law enforcement agencies were assisting in the investigation. “We are not yet in receipt of the UK investigators report,” the RCIPS stated.

“The RCIPS is also in a position to confirm that personal items, including some cash, were found within the aircraft. As we have previously stated, no illegal drugs, guns or other contraband was recovered. Some containers containing a liquid was found onboard the aircraft. The contents of those containers is being analysed,” the spokesperson added.

Post mortem examinations confirmed the men died due to blunt force trauma and both bodies have been repatriated to their home countries following consultation with their respective Embassies. The police said the repatriation of the bodies was at no cost the Cayman Islands government.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    not drug dealers…. DEA……theres a reason its been so quiet.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Folks, please remember that the Financial  Industry  here was kick started by drug money

  3. Anonymous says:

    at 18:30 I agree with you 100%. Some Caymanians are so Ignorant and shallow.

    They always think the worst. You do have people from South and Central America that are very decent and or wealthy , outstanding citizens of there country. More over than some of these narrow minded people on CNS. Wait until the police conduct there investigation before you talk in your usual hypocrisy! 

  4. Anon 1.0 says:

    the discrimination on this site is ridiculous. And to Anon at 12:08 it's COLOMBIAN*.


    Not all Colombians and Mexicans and Hispanics are drug dealers or drug mules. Maybe a less collective way of commenting may let you look less like a jack-ass 🙂 Remember children, the words and phrases: 'some' and 'not all' make a big difference!


    Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The word on the street is that a small plane has been regularly heard at nights around the same time for some time.

  6. Anonymous says:

    While this does bring some closure and its always a sad thing when lives are lost, it is important that this investigation not fall by the way side to more "important" matters. Considering the surge in violence due to drug cartels battling for turf from our neighbors to the W, and the registration on the aircraft (whether fake or not) and the nationality of one of the crewmembers, I would say the authorities have alot to consider. The report from the UK accident investigators hopefully will shed some light on this perculiar aircraft accident as many questions remain unanswered.

    The Cayman Islands has an impeccable aviation operation model, especially in the area of safety. Many of us take this fact for granted. It has to remain that way for years to come as air travel is a huge catalyst for tourists and vistors to and from these islands. And the preferred method for locals alike for travel to other countries and destinations. We simply just cannot afford random aircraft with random people on board showing up on these shores and worse yet dropping out of the sky, if indeed it is discovered that this was a random event!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cash ha?  Care to disclose how much?

  8. Anonymous says:

     Damn you media, I thought this was supposed to be a big secret.

  9. B.B.L. Brown says:

    I wonder if anyone other than me (I) would like to know the whole story………

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s just great, Now the Columbians and Mexicans are moving their drugs through Cayman. I wonder if it’s because they know that they don’t have to worry about the police around here.

    • Citizen says:

      Certainly don't have to worry about customs, other than as competition.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yup, dropping off the stuff to be flown on inter-island flights into GC the next day.

        RCIPS, get yourself some good drug-search K9s and let them sniff round everything coming in through Owen Roberts Airport from the Sister Islands – it might just make your day.

  11. Anonymous says:

    A Columbian and a Mexican. Gee, do you think there was any connection to the DRUGS that were found in that area a short time later? It’s a good thing we don’t have a crime problem around here!