Aircraft crashed while attempting to land at MARDS

ON Wednesday a S2R-T34 Turbine Thrush aircraft with registration 8R-AAG belonging to AG Air Inc., reportedly flipped while attempting to land at the Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) Airstrip at Burma, Mahaicony.

The accident occurred between 14:46hrs and 15:07hrs, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority said in a release. At the time of the incident, the aircraft was conducting aerial work and was being flown by Captain John Bart. The pilot was rescued and transported to a city hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition. Captain Bart was the only person in the aircraft at the time. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority said it has commenced investigation and a team will be dispatched to the airstrip today. Air Traffic Services sent out a NOTAM advising of the closure of the MARDS Airstrip until further notice. More details will follow as it becomes available.


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