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February 12, 2020 7:00 pm

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S2R-T34 Turbine Thrush aircraft, registration 8R-AAG incident

On Wednesday February 12, 2020 between 2:46pm and 3:07pm a S2R-T34 Turbine Thrush aircraft, registration 8R-AAG belonging to AG Air Inc., reportedly flipped while attempting to land at Mards.

At the time of the incident, the aircraft was conducting aerial work and was being flown by Captain John Bart. The pilot was rescued and transported to a city hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition. Captain Bart was the only person in the aircraft at the time.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has commenced investigation and a team will be dispatched to the airstrip in the morning.

Air Traffic Services sent out a NOTAM advising of the closure of the Mards airstrip until further notice.

More details will follow as it becomes available.

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