Nov 22, 78 • 1834 • State-Caracas • 295945

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STATE 295945
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SS-15 SSO-00 SCS-06 H-02 /039 R
DRAFTED BY ARA:RWZIMMERMANN:JE
APPROVED BY ARA:JABUSHNELL
S/S-O:SVALERGA
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O 221834Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY BOGOTA IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
IMMEDIATE AMEMBASSY
PANAMA IMMEDIATE INFO
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
IMMEDIATE UNCLAS STATE 295945

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: SMALL AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENT FOR GUYANA

1. WE NEED SOONEST INDICATION WHETHER TWO TWIN OTTERS OR SIMILAR AIRCRAFT SUITABLE FOR SHORT DIRT RUNWAYS COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE BY HOST GOVERNMENT OR LEASED FROM PRIVATE COMPANY IN YOUR COUNTRY. PLANES WOULD BE FOR USE IN GOG OPERATIONS IN INTERIOR TO TEMPORARILY REPLACE OTTER DAMAGED IN ATTACK ON CONGRESSMAN RYAN AND SIMILAR PLANE BEING USED IN JONESTOWN OPERATIONS.

2. FUNDING PROBLEM NOT RESOLVED IF LEASING REQUIRED.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

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