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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:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000
Aircraft flight hours:
25818
Circumstances:
The crew (a pilot and a load master) was performing a regular cargo service to Karisparu and departed 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 initiated but after four days, no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was 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 SAR operations were suspended as no trace of the aircraft was found.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidences, the cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report:

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 at Monkey Mountain Airfield with several goods on board. On approach to Monkey Mountain, 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 uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that weather was poor at the time of the accident with rain and winds and low clouds.
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 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 Britten-Norman BN-2A-2 Islander in Mahdia: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 6, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
8R-GFN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kato - Mahdia
MSN:
289
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Kato to Mahdia, carrying two pilots and one passenger on behalf of a public work company. On approach, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions when the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Ebini located 9 km short of runway and crashed in a wooded area. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 402B on Mt Pakaraima: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
8R-GEP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
402B-1023
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
In unknown circumstances, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of Mt Pakaraima. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon into the Potaro River

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1971
Registration:
N4762Q
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the Potaro River. There were no casualties.