Aircraft topples on Kaow Island

A single-engine Cessna aircraft was badly damaged after it toppled while attempting to land on Kaow Island airstrip, Mazaruni River, a senior domestic airline official said.

Only the pilot was aboard the three-seater which is owned by Air Services Limited (ASL). He was not hurt, the ASL official said.

The aircraft was going there to collect passengers when the incident occurred shortly before 3 PM (Guyana Time).

Inspectors from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and ASL’s Chief Pilot were up to late Wednesday at the scene, inspecting the wreck as part of the probe.

Registered 8R-GTS, the aircraft is valued just under US$100,000.

Kaow Island came to prominence several years ago when the United States Stat Department had expressed concern that that land mass was owned by now convicted Guyanese drug lord Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan. He is in the United States serving a jail term for narco trafficking.


Source: Demerara Waves