Pilot in stable condition after aircraft flips while attempting to land
A pilot is said to be in a stable condition at a city hospital after the aircraft he was flying flipped when he attempted to land at an airstrip at Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) Wednesday afternoon.
A statement from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) noted that Captain John Bart was rescued and transported to the hospital.
He was the only person aboard the S2R-T34 Turbine Thrush aircraft, registration 8R-AAG belonging to Air Services Limited (ASL).
The GCAA said the accident occurred between 14:46 and 15:07hrs.
“At the time of the incident, the aircraft was conducting aerial work,” the GCAA said.
The Civil Aviation Authority has commenced an investigation and a team will be dispatched to the airstrip in the morning.
Air Traffic Services sent out a NOTAM advising of the closure of the Mards airstrip until further notice.