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GCAA says all Cessna Caravan planes declared “safe for use”

Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2019, 17:34 by Writer

GCAA Headquarters, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday declared all Cessna Caravan aircraft “safe for use” after Airworthiness inspectors completed their investigation and inspections of all their planes at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.

“Following the submission of their findings, the Director General of the GCAA, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, has lifted the suspension which was instituted earlier in the week, effectively giving the operators the green light to continue using this type of aircraft as part of their fleet,” the GCAA said Friday.

On Wednesday, the left main landing gear of aircraft C208B belonging to Air Services Limited, collapsed while being loaded at the Ogle Airport. The Director General issued a suspension of all flights using the Caravans until inspections were completed in the interest of safety for the flying public.

Col. Field promised that more in-depth inspection of these aircraft will be conducted at a later date.

There are 16 Caravan planes operating out of the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ Airport.