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
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:
622
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, the pilot started the descent to Port Kaituma in poor weather conditions (heavy rain falls). After touchdown on a wet runway, the twin engine 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 escaped with minor injuries, the 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:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
9600
Captain / Total hours on type:
5000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1400
Copilot / Total hours on type:
350
Aircraft flight hours:
14861
Circumstances:
The flight originated in New York as BW 523, and made a passenger and fuel stop in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad where there was also a change of crew comprising two pilots and four flight attendants before proceeding to Georgetown, Guyana. The flight departed Piarco at 04:36UTC. The aircraft proceeded to Georgetown from Port of Spain at Flight Level (FL) 330, was given descent clearance and was cleared for an RNAV (GPS) approach to RWY 06, landing at 05:32 UTC. There were no reported anomalies in the en-route profile, although during the transition from cruise to approach to RWY 06 the aircraft deviated to avoid some thunderstorm cells north and east of the Airport. The reported visibility was 9,000m. Light rain was encountered during the approach. The pilot reported that after visual contact was made and after crossing the Final Approach Fix (FAF), he disengaged the auto pilot and configured the aircraft for landing. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) indicated that the flight was normal until the aircraft was approaching the runway. Even before the aircraft was over the threshold, the captain commented that he was not landing here. As the flight continued over the runway, comments on the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), revealed that the captain indicated to the First Officer (FO) that the aircraft was not touching down. A go-around call was made by the Captain and acknowledged by the First Officer, however three seconds elapsed and the aircraft subsequently touched down approximately 4700ft from the threshold of RWY06, leaving just over 2700 feet of runway surface remaining. Upon touchdown, brake pressure was gradually increased and maximum brake pressure of 3000psi was not achieved until the aircraft was 250ft from the end of the runway or 450ft from the end of the paved area. The ground spoilers were extended on touchdown. The thrust reversers were partially deployed after touchdown. The aircraft did not stop and overran the runway. It then assumed a downward trajectory followed by a loud impact.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of the accident was that the aircraft touched down approximately 4,700 feet beyond the runway threshold, some 2,700 feet from the end of the runway, as a result of the Captain maintaining excess power during the flare, and upon touching down, failure to utilize the aircraft’s full deceleration capability, resulted in the aircraft overrunning the remaining runway and fracturing the fuselage.
Contributory Factors:
The Flight Crew’s indecision as to the execution of a go-around, failure to execute a go-around after the aircraft floated some distance down the runway and their diminished situational awareness contributed to the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-A90 King Air in Guyana: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2008 at 1254 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N87V
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Imbaimadai - Imbaimadai
MSN:
LM-130
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Imbaimadai for a geophysical research mission on behalf of a Canadian company, carrying one passenger and two pilots. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances and the aircraft was missing. SAR operations did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 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:
484
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Ogle on a schedule service to Kato, Kopinang and Mahdia. At Kato Airport, the pilot and passengers should wait more than two hours for weather improvement. The aircraft departed Kato at 1345LT on the leg to Kopinang with four passengers, two adults, a five-year old boy and an infant. Twenty minutes later, while on approach to Kopinang, the aircraft descended into trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located few km from the airfield. The wreckage was found few hours later. Two passengers were seriously injured while the pilot and two passengers including the infant were killed.

Crash of a Short SC.7 Skyvan 3M Variant 100 in Georgetown: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2003 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GMC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Georgetown – 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 from Georgetown-Ogle Airport runway 24, the pilot declared an emergency after an engine failed. He elected to return for an emergency landing but eventually attempted to land in a sugarcane field when the aircraft crashed near the airport. Five people were seriously injured while two others were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.