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Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operador:Air Services Limited - ASL
Registración: 8R-GHE
Numéro de série: 269
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:25818
Motores: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:Al Guyana (   Guyana)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mahdia Airport (MHA/SYMD), Guyana
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Karisparu Airport (SYKU), Guyana
The Britten Norman Islander took off from Mahdia at 15:42 UTC (11:42 local time) on a routine cargo flight and the last known position was recorded at 15:44 UTC (11:44 local time). The aircraft was estimated to arrive Karisparu at 16:00 UTC (12:00 local time). The aircraft was declared missing when it failed to arrive.
Despite an intensive twenty one days of aerial and ground searches in mountainous and densely forested terrain, the aircraft and its occupants had not been found. The search was called of on January 19, 2015 with the crew presumed dead.

Probable Cause:

Cause: The probable cause of this accident is unknown.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GAAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 5 months
Accident number: GAAIU:3/1/6
Download report: Final report

» Ministry of Public Works, 19-1-2015
» Caribbean News Desk 28-11-2014
» Guyana Times 30-12-2014

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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 Mahdia Airport to Karisparu Airport as the crow flies is 52 km (32 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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