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Cessna 208B, Guyana registration 8R-AMS, operated by Air Services Limited: Accident occurred July 15, 2013 in Mathews Ridge, Guyana

NTSB Identification: ERA13WA322
 Nonscheduled 14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 2013 in Mathews Ridge, Guyana
Aircraft: CESSNA 208B, registration:
Injuries: 12 Serious,2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 15, 2013, about 1157 coordinated universal time, a Cessna 208B, Guyana registration 8R-AMS, operated by Air Services Limited, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during approach at Matthew's Ridge Airport (SYMR), Matthew's Ridge, Guyana. Eleven of the 14 occupants were seriously injured.

This accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Guyana Civil Aviation Authority
Fairlie House
96 Duke Street, Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: (592)-227-1219
Fax: (592)-225-6800

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the government of Guyana.

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Former APNU MP Richard Allen has raised concerns about the situation of the victims of the Air Services Limited plane crash which occurred last Monday.

Speaking with Stabroek News yesterday, Allen said that the victims are now stranded in town and that the company is not giving them anything firm. “These people are not from Georgetown, they need to get back home to work. They need to be assured that their welfare will be taken care of.”

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