Investigation launched into Roraima Airway plane runway excursion

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A team from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been dispatched to Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to probe the Wednesday runway excursion, which occurred at Aricheng runway in Region Seven involving a Britten-Norman Islander plane belonging to Roraima Airways. 

In an invited comment, Director of Aviation of Roraima Airways Captain Gerald Gouveia Jr. said that the company wants a “professional” investigation done before coming to any conclusion. 

“From a Roraima perspective, we would like to see the investigation conducted professionally and efficiently before we make assumptions or comments. The main fact is this was an unfortunate incident/accident.” 

He continued, “ Luckily, there was no loss of life or injury. It is important to note that the investigation is based in facts and will cover the aircraft maintenance, pilot operation and decision making, runway condition, environmental factors, etc. So, we will wait until the investigation is further along.”

They Break News had reported that the plane ran off the runway when it was about to take off and ended up in a clump of bushes. 

The plane, which was being piloted by Captain Ryan Prashad, was transporting fuel at the time of the incident. 

Meanwhile, the Britten-Norman Islander is the third aircraft incident for the month of July.

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