Maya Island Air Implements Heightened Security Measures Following Stolen Plane Saga
Temporary heightened security measures are being implemented at Maya Island Air following the saga of the stolen plane last month. Love News understands that both the Belize Airports Authority (BAA) and the carrier’s general manager have collaborated on the plans for enhanced measures. General Manager at the BAA, Thea Garcia Ramirez, says they are engaging with a consultant to finalize the improved security system at the municipal airstrips.
According to Garcia-Ramirez, there will be added restrictions on access to the hangars and other portions of the perimeter, as well as new regulations regarding baggage. She did note, however, that the measures will be phased in at each airstrip, with special focus on those that connect to the Philip Goldson International Airport. It was on October 17 that two foreign nationals had stolen an aircraft belonging to Maya Island Air. The men’s escape was short lived as they aircraft clipped a high tension wire, causing the plane to catch fire, killing the two men.