Narrative:A Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander, registration 8R-GAR, suffered a runway excursion accident during landing at Kopinang Airfield in Guyana. The right hand main landing gear broke off the the nose landing gear was bent as the aircraft impacted an elevated part of the surrounding terrain.
Reportedly the airstrip, which was being repaired and extended, was waterlogged due to rainy conditions at the time.
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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 Kopinang Airfield as the crow flies is 86 km (54 miles).
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.