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Last updated: 21 May 2019
Date:Wednesday 12 April 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Air Services Limited - ASL
Registration: 8R-GAR
C/n / msn: 306
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kopinang Airfield (   Guyana)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Mahdia Airport (MHA/SYMD), Guyana
Destination airport:Kopinang Airfield, Guyana
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 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.

Runway excursion



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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.
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