Landing gear failed on aircraft – authorities
Investigations into the Emancipation Day plane crash-landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) are incomplete, but authorities confirmed that the aircraft’s landing gear had failed.
On Wednesday, approximately 10:30 hrs Civil Aviation Authority Control Tower reported itinerant aircraft Cessna 172 from Grenada, registration number N662NA, crash landed on Runway 24/06.
Zenette Inc’s aircraft, which was reportedly en route to Brazil, made a fuel stop at CJIAC.
The pilot, Freederico Ratte of Florida the only person onboard, was not injured.
According to Zulfikar Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer of Civil Aviation Authority, the engine of the aircraft will have to be removed and the underside of the plane has to be repaired. The owner of the plane has to bring the engine to Guyana, but the Authority is unaware when that would be done, he added.
In the meantime the plane is being housed in the old Guyana Airways Corporation hangar.