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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 18 January 2014
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Trans Guyana Airways
Registration: 8R-GHS
C/n / msn: 208B-0830
First flight: 2000
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4,3 km (2.7 mls) SSW of Olive Creek (   Guyana)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Olive Creek Airport (SYOC), Guyana
Destination airport:Imbaimadai Airport (IMB/SYIB), Guyana
Flightnumber: 700
Narrative:
The aircraft, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Trans Guyana Airways Flight 700, on a shuttle operation between Olive Creek and Imbaimadai airstrip, impacted wooded terrain in the Mazaruni area. The airplane was destroyed. The pilot and cargo handler suffered fatal injuries. The aircraft took off from Olive Creek at 10:54, carrying fuel and other supplies for gold mining operations.

According to a Guyana CAA investigation, the Cessna Caravan 'experienced critical engine failure'.

Sources:
» Stabroek News 18-1-2014
» CND 19-1-2014
» Stabroek News 20-1-2014
» AP, 19 Jan 2015


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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 Olive Creek Airport to Imbaimadai Airport as the crow flies is 58 km (37 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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