LiDAR Survey for the Nicaragua Grand Canal Resumes
HKND Group announced the approval from the Government of Nicaragua on the resumption of the aerial survey project by one of the companies commissioned by CSA Global. 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 utilizes a specialized 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.
HKND Group and CSA Global are collaborating with the Nicaraguan authorities to investigate the cause of the incident. Further details will be announced, as they are made available.
HKND Group and CSA Global are also working closely with all parties involved to ensure that the family, friends and colleagues affected by the tragedy are provided the support required through this difficult time.