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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188312
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206E
Owner/operator:Air Services Limited (ASL)
Registration: 8R-GMA
MSN: U20601614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Bath Settlement Airstrip -   Guyana
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bath Settlement Airstrip
Destination airport:
During the takeoff roll the aircraft started to drift right of the imaginary centerline of the narrow runway. The aircraft was airborne for a short while but touched back down on the runway and continued rolling toward the right. The aircraft crossed a trench and ended up nose down in a flooded rice field.
Five persons, the pilot and four passengers, who were on board the aircraft, were all able to exit the aircraft unaided. They suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Cause: The probable cause of this accident was that the aircraft veered right during the takeoff run. To counter this, the aircraft was rotated early, when it was too slow for flight. Being unable to sustain flight the aircraft touched back down and ran off the runway.
Contributory Factors
The pilot did not maintain directional control during the takeoff run and displayed poor handling techniques for a short field takeoff.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Jun-2016 06:25 gerard57 Added
23-Jun-2016 07:26 gerard57 Updated [Damage]
01-Jun-2019 15:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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