Accident PADC/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander 8R-GRA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 319846

Date:Tuesday 25 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
PADC/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Owner/operator:Roraima Airways
Registration: 8R-GRA
MSN: 3006
Year of manufacture:1982
Total airframe hrs:24716 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,25 km from Eteringbang Airport -   Guyana
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ekereku Airport (EKE)
Destination airport:Eteringbang Airport (SYET)
Investigating agency: GAAIU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A BN-2A-26 Islander impacted terrain while on approach to runway 03 at Eteringbang Airport, Guyana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.
The aircraft was engaged in shuttling fuel for miners between Ekereku and Eteringbang. It came down in an area of thick vegetation.

Probable Cause:
The pilot flew a non-standard traffic pattern very low and very close to the runway. The excessive and extreme fight manoeuvres to position the aircraft for the landing resulted in a loss of aircraft control.
Contributory Factors:
The pilot’s failure to operate in accordance with established standard operating procedures when approaching the runway to land.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GAAIU
Report number: GAAIU 3/1/17
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report


Updated: Roraima Airways pilot dies in plane crash (, 25 July 2017)
Pilot perishes in Eteringbang crash (, 26 July 2017)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
27 November 1996 8R-GRA Roraima Airways 0 near Ebini unk
24 August 2016 8R-GRA Roraima Airways 0 Eteringbang Airport, Region 2 min
Runway excursion


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