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Last updated: 23 May 2019
Date:Tuesday 25 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PADC/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Roraima Airways
Registration: 8R-GRA
C/n / msn: 3006
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Eteringbang Airport (   Guyana)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Ekereku Airport (EKE), Guyana
Destination airport:Eteringbang Airport (SYET), Guyana
A BN-2A-26 Islander impacted terrain while on approach to runway 03 at Eteringbang Airport, Guyana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.
The aircraft was engaged in shuttling fuel for miners between Ekereku and Eteringbang. It came down in an area of thick vegetation.

» Updated: Roraima Airways pilot dies in plane crash (, 25 July 2017)
» Pilot perishes in Eteringbang crash (, 26 July 2017)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
8 Sep. 1982 RP-C552 PADC first flight
1985 RP-C552 Philippine Aerotransport
15 July 1986 JA5280 Asahi Koyo
23 March 1992 N42540 Air Motive Company
May 1993 N42540 REH Aviation Inc
Sep. 1994 N42540 Island Hopper Airline
April 1995 8R-GRA Roraima Airways
27 Nov. 1996 8R-GRA Roraima Airways hijacked on a domestic flight
24 Aug. 2016 8R-GRA Roraima Airways runway excursion at Eteringbang

» 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 Ekereku Airport to Eteringbang Airport as the crow flies is 31 km (20 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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