(Demerara Waves) The Brazilian-registered Beechcraft Kingair plane found in southern Guyana is bearing the registration number of a plane belonging to Brazil’s third largest bank, Banco Bradesco, sources said.

Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said he has received such information and would be factoring that into efforts to ascertain the origin of the plane. “I heard that. I have my time working on it. I heard this from another source. We are checking that also,”he told Demerara Waves Online News.

The King Air B300 (350), according to information seen by Demerara Waves Online News, was delivered to Banco Bradesco on November 9, 2010.

The aircraft was spotted by Guyanese police on Sunday at an illegal airstrip at Santa Fe, North Rupununi. Three men exited the plane on landing and escaped.

Field said confirmed that the plane is bearing registration number, PR-IMG, but he hastened to point out that the authentic registration number may have been painted over.

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