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Trans Guyana aircraft hard lands at Kurupung

Authorities have begun investigating what led to a Trans Guyana Aviation aircraft hard-landing at Kurupung, Region Seven earlier Friday, the Transport Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said no one was injured. In aviation, a hard landing is an especially rapid or steep descent. 

The Britten Norman Islander aircraft hard landed during its approach at Kurupung Bottom airstrip, Region Seven, approximately 12:27 pm today May 16, 2014. 

Five persons, including the pilot, were on board the aircraft, which had departed from Ogle International Airport.

Zulficar Mohamed, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) stated that the aircraft landed on the airstrip’s threshold resulting in damage to the left landing gear.

Officials of GCAA and Trans Guyana are on their way to conduct an investigation into the incident.