Trans Guyana aircraft ‘hard lands’ in Region 7

18th May, 2014

KINGSTON - A Trans Guyana Britten Norman Islander aircraft hard landed during its approach at Kurupung Bottom airstrip, Region Seven, approximately 12:27 pm on May 16, 2014. No injuries were report.

In aviation, a hard landing is an especially rapid or steep descent.

Five persons, including the pilot, were on board the aircraft, which had departed from Ogle International Airport.

Zulficar Mohamed, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) stated that the aircraft landed on the airstrip’s threshold resulting in damage to the left landing gear.

Officials of GCAA and Trans Guyana are in the area to conduct an investigation into the incident.

Transport Minister applauds Trans Guyana pilot for bravery

16th July, 2013

KINGSTOWN, Georgetown – Hon. Robeson Benn, the country’s Public Works Minister, has commended the pilot of Trans Guyana for “keeping her wits” that saved the lives of 11 passengers in Mabaruma, Region 1 yesterday, July 15, 2012. Veteran pilot Ferial Ally crashed landed the 12 seater Cessna at Mabaruma Airstrip after confronting some treacherous weather conditions. No one was seriously hurt. “From the initial reports that I am previewed to I have to say that her actions have to be applauded. Her years of experience saved her and her passengers lives,” Hon. Benn stated. The incident occurred around 8:20 am, while Captain Ally was about to land on the airstrip. The aircraft had left Ogle Airport at 7:20.