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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 9 janvier 2015
Heure:ca 08:28
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Trans Guyana Airways
Immatriculation: 8R-GAB
Numéro de série: 208B1070
Année de Fabrication: 2004
Heures de vol:13488
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Matthews Ridge Airport (MWJ) (   Guyane)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Ogle Airport (OGL/SYGO), Guyane
Aéroport de destination:Matthews Ridge Airport (MWJ/SYMR), Guyane
Numéro de vol:TGA103A
Trans Guyana Airways flight 103A, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft, departed Ogle International Airport at 12:35 UTC for Matthews Ridge Airstrip, with one crew and twelve passengers and two infants on board. The flight to Matthews Ridge was uneventful until the final approach to land. The aircraft approached the runway from the left and had to make a steep bank in an attempt to establish on the runway centerline. The aircraft was slow in the turn and was possibly further slowed by the steep bank causing the aircraft to exhibit the characteristics of an imminent accelerated stall. This forced the aircraft's rate of sink to increase and the pilot was unable to stabilize the aircraft's approach. The aircraft's port wing touched the ground first, followed by
the port undercarriage. There were no injuries or fatalities.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause of the accident was that the aircraft was slow and close to the threshold on left base of RWY29. The pilot executed and maintained a steep left turn which resulted in the
aircraft experiencing an incipient accelerated stall.

Contributory Causes:
1. The approach to landing was not properly configured, which resulted in an unsafe and unstable approach.
2. Although he felt the aircraft buffeting, the pilot did not recognize that there was an impending accelerated stall and did not react in a timely manner to correct it.
3. The weather was not conducive to VFR operations.
4. Given the prevailing weather conditions, the pilot should not have descended below the MSA of 3000ft.
5. It is believed that the pilot may have established a mindset to land because another pilot had landed four minutes earlier.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GCAA-AIT
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: GCAA: 2/5/1/78
Download report: Final report
Language: English

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GCAA-AIT issued 8 Safety Recommendations

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Ogle Airport et Matthews Ridge Airport est de 241 km (151 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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