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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Monday 15 July 2013
Time:ca 08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Air Services Limited - ASL
Registration: 8R-AMS
First flight:
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Matthews Ridge Airport (MWJ) (   Guyana)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO/SYCJ), Guyana
Destination airport:Matthews Ridge Airport (MWJ/SYMR), Guyana
The aircraft, a Cessna 208B Caravan, impacted terrain while on approach to Matthews Ridge Airport (MWJ), Guyana. The aircraft came to rest in thick vegetation and sustained substantial damage and injuries to the thirteen occupants onboard ranged from serious to minor. Local weather may have been a factor in the accident.

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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 Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport to Matthews Ridge Airport as the crow flies is 239 km (149 miles).

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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