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).

Captain John Bart

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.


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