UI Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 8R-GTG,
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Date:Wednesday 14 November 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Trans Guyana Airways
Registration: 8R-GTG
MSN: 208B0397
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: None
Location: -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lethem Airport (LTM/SYLT)
Destination airport:Georgetown-Ogle International Airport (OGL/SYGO)
Confidence Rating:
Shortly after takeoff four men armed with handguns ordered the pilot to fly to a remote dirt airstrip located in Brazil near the border with Venezuela. After a short time on the ground the pilot had to take off again. After circling for 15 minutes the Caravan landed again and all passengers and the pilot were put into a barn. The hijackers escaped on horses.


Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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