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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Saturday 6 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-2 Islander
Operator:Guyana Defence Force
Registration: 8R-GFN
MSN: 289
First flight: 1970
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) from Mahdia (   Guyana)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kato Airport (KTO/SYKT), Guyana
Destination airport:Mahdia Airport (MHA/SYMD), Guyana
Flew into the side of Ebini mountain. The airplane was chartered by a building contractor.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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photo of Pilatus-Britten-Norman-BN-2A-2-Islander-G-AZEH
accident date: 06-01-2001
type: Pilatus-Britten Norman BN-2A-2 Islander
registration: G-AZEH

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
19 SEP 1971 G-AZEH
21 MAY 1972 G-AZEH Volkswagen Express Parts Service
03 JAN 1976 VQ-SAJ Air Mahé
S7-AAJ Air Mahé
N4249Y Charles N. Farmer
8R-GFN Air Services Guyana
8R-GFN Express Air Services
8R-GFN Guyana Defence Force

» source: Werner Fischdick

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kato Airport to Mahdia Airport as the crow flies is 102 km (64 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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