Director of Flight Operations at BVI Airways Bradley Goggin was stretchered from the Road Town headquarters of the privately owned carrier and taken to Peebles Hospital Friday afternoon, March 31.
Attempts to verify his condition have been futile, but sources said it appeared he suffered an injury.
While he was being removed from the multi-storey building and placed into a ambulance, Goggin appeared conscious as he stared at onlookers and talked with people directly around him.
However, he grimaced in pain as he was being lifted into the ambulance, which then disappeared in the direction of Peebles Hospital.
Up to late last night, Goggin was still at the medical facility.
The former Royal Air Force pilot recently relocated to the British Virgin Islands with his wife and toddler after BVI Airways hired him.
In addition to being the airline’s chief pilot, he is responsible for oversight of flight operations policy and procedures, as well as training and certification of all BVI Airways’ flight personnel.
BVI Airways is now preparing to launch non-stop service between the British Virgin Islands and Miami in the United States. The government has pumped $7 million into the private venture.
The airline recently received a revised Air Operator Certificate from its United Kingdom-based regulator – Air Safety Support International. But it is still awaiting the necessary approval from the United States Department of Transportation.
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