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Last updated: 6 April 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 25 juillet 2017
Heure:17:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PADC/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Compagnie:Roraima Airways
Immatriculation: 8R-GRA
Numéro de série: 3006
Année de Fabrication: 1982
Heures de vol:24716
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,25 km (0.2 milles) de Eteringbang Airport (   Guyane)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Ekereku Airport (EKE), Guyane
Aéroport de destination:Eteringbang Airport (SYET), Guyane
Détails:
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.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
The pilot flew a non-standard traffic pattern very low and very close to the runway. The excessive and extreme fight manoeuvres to position the aircraft for the landing resulted in a loss of aircraft control.
Contributory Factors:
The pilot’s failure to operate in accordance with established standard operating procedures when approaching the runway to land.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: GAAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: GAAIU 3/1/17
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Updated: Roraima Airways pilot dies in plane crash (demerarawaves.com, 25 July 2017)
» Pilot perishes in Eteringbang crash (kaieteurnewsonline.com, 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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Ekereku Airport et Eteringbang Airport est de 31 km (20 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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