Recently-acquired Trislander plane damaged at Kaieteur

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014, 0:56 by GxMedia

Golden Arrow Airways’ Britten Norman Trislander

The recently acquired Britten Norman Trislander  was damaged Sunday as a result of a hard-landing at Kaieteur, according to well-placed sources.

The 16 tourists, who were aboard the aircraft, were not injured. They were flown to the city by another domestic carrier, said one of the sources.

One of the aircraft’s wings was damaged in the incident that occurred about 2:04 PM.

Investigators from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) were due to return from the site early Sunday night.

Powered by three piston engines, the 18-seater plane is owned by Golden Arrow Airways which flies to several domestic destinations.