Posted on October 20, 2015
CSA Global today announced the approval from the Government of Nicaragua on the resumption of the aerial survey it is conducting on behalf of its client, HKND. The recommencement of the aerial works comprises the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) component of the survey along the proposed route of the Nicaragua Grand Canal.
The LiDAR survey utilises a specialised aircraft that will fly at 3,000 feet above ground. The company contracted for the LiDAR aerial survey is unrelated to the company contracted for the aerial geophysical survey that is the subject of the aircraft incident investigation currently underway.
The geophysical survey component of the aerial survey is currently suspended due to the aircraft incident of a Piper PA31 Navajo on Friday, 2nd October 2015, east of Tambo, which resulted in the tragic fatality of the pilot, Captain Grant Atkinson.
CSA Global and HKND Group are collaborating with the Nicaraguan authorities to investigate the cause of the incident. Further details will be announced as they are made available.
CSA Global and HKND Group are working closely with all parties involved to ensure that the family, friends and colleagues effected by the tragedy are provided the support required through this difficult time.