Crash of a Boeing 757-23N in Georgetown: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2018 at 0253 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N524AT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Georgetown – Toronto
MSN:
30233/895
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
OJ256
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
120
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan Airport at 0209LT on an international schedule flight to Toronto-Lester Bowles Pearson Airport, carrying 120 passengers (118 adults and two children) and 8 crew members. At 0222LT, while climbing to 21,000 feet, the crew encountered technical problems with the hydraulic systems and was cleared to return. The captain made a 180 turn and followed a circuit and a holding pattern until he started the final approach to runway 06. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure but the airplane was apparently unable to stop within the remaining distance. Approaching the end of the runway, the aircraft veered to the right, lost its right main gear and came to rest in a sandy area with the right engine torn off and the right wing severely damaged. All 128 occupants evacuated and six of them were slightly injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. A week after the accident, a 86 year old woman died from her injuries (fractured skull).

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Eteringbang: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 2017 at 1748 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GRA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ekereku – Eteringbang
MSN:
3006
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a cargo flight from Ekereku to Eteringbang, carrying fuel for local miners. On final approach to the Eteringbang Airfield, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed nose first in a dense wooded area located 200 meters short of runway. The pilot Collin Martin was killed. He was the Chief Pilot of Roraima Airways since 2015.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-6 Islander near Mahdia: 2

Date & Time: Dec 28, 2014 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GHE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mahdia – Karisparu
MSN:
269
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew (a pilot and a load master) was performing a regular cargo service to Karisparu and left Mahdia Airport at 1142LT. The duration of the flight should be less than 20 minutes as the aircraft was scheduled to arrive at Karisparu Airfield at 1200LT. Less than three minutes after departure, the radio contact was lost with the pilot. SAR operations were conducted but after four days, no trace of the aircraft nor the crew have been found. The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohamed, said that the crucial 72-hour window period since the aircraft vanished in the thick jungle in Region Eight expired on Tuesday December 30. On January 4, 2015, all rescue operations were suspended as no trace of the aircraft was found.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Monkey Mountain

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2014 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
8R-GGY
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ogle – Omai – Mahdia – Monkey Mountain
MSN:
470
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The Authority said the aircraft left the Ogle International Airport earlier in the day and made stops at Omai and Mahdia before heading to Monkey Mountain with several goods on board. On approach to Monkey Mountain Airport, the plane circled the airstrip several times before landing. Shortly after setting down, it was claimed the aircraft veered off the runway, hit few obstacles and came to rest. While both occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that weather was poor at the time of the accident with rain and winds.
Probable cause:
Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Director General Zulficar Mohamed disclosed that an initial investigation revealed that the Pilot involved in the Monkey Mountain mishap landed short of the runway. As a result, the landing gear of the plane was damaged and from there on, it was difficult to control the 10-seater Islander aircraft. The aircraft subsequently veered off the airstrip causing extensive damage. Mr. Mohamed further stated that the wrecked aircraft is beyond repair, but he was unsure if the operators will attempt to salvage what is left. The aircraft, owned by Domestic Airways, was piloted by Captain Orlando Charles.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Olive Creek: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 2014 at 1056 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GHS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Olive Creek - Imbaimadai
MSN:
208B-0830
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
TGY700
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Two minutes after takeoff from Olive Creek Airport, while climbing, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. SAR found the debris and both dead bodied few hours later. For undetermined reasons, aircraft was flying at a too low altitude after departure. According to Guyana Authorities, aircraft was on its way to Imbaimadai, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, to complete a gold prospect mission.

Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A-7 Islander in Port Kaituma

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2011 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GHD
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0622
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight, pilot started the descent in poor weather conditions (heavy rain falls). After touch down on a wet runway, aircraft skidded, veered off runway, hit a pole with its left wing and lost its nose gear before coming to rest. While all four occupants were slightly injured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-8BK in Georgetown

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2011 at 0132 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Y-PBM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New York - Port of Spain - Georgetown
MSN:
29635/2326
YOM:
2007
Flight number:
BW523
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
156
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing an international schedule flight from New York to Georgetown with an intermediate stop in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Following an uneventful flight, crew started the descent by night but landed long. After touch down on runway 06 at Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan Airport, aircraft did not stop as expected, overrun and went down an embankment, broken in two. Five passengers were hurt while all other occupants were uninjured. Aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was the aircraft touching down far beyond the touchdown zone due to the captain maintaining excess power during the flare and not using the airplane's full deceleration capacity, resulting in the aircraft over running the pavement and fracturing the fuselage. A wet runway surface was also considered as a contributory factor.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air 90 in Guyana: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2008 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N87V
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Imbaimadai-Imbaimadai
MSN:
LM-130
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft disappeared while performing a geophysical survey flight on behalf of a Canadian mining Company in Guyana. After one week, no trace of the aircraft or its occupants was found.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Kopinang: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2007 at 1405 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GET
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ogle-Kato-Kopinang-Mahdia-Ogle
MSN:
0484
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft landed at Kato and spent approximately two hours on ground because of bad weather, before departing at 1345LT for Kopinang with four passengers, two adults, a five-year old boy and an infant. Contact was lost with the aircraft 20 minutes after takeoff. The aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area. The pilot and two passengers (include the infant), were killed.

Crash of a Short SC.7 Skyvan Variant in Ogle: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2003 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GMC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ogle-Ekereku
MSN:
1959
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
One minute after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency and made a forced landing in a cane field. The aircraft skidded for 100 feet before coming to rest. Preliminary investigation revealed that the right engine failed.