Date & Time: Nov 8, 2003 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short SC.7 Skyvan Variant
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Georgetown – Ekereku
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
One minute after takeoff from Georgetown-Ogle Airport runway 24, the pilot declared an emergency after an engine failed. He elected to return for an emergency landing but eventually attempted to land in a sugarcane field when the aircraft crashed near the airport. Five people were seriously injured while two others were killed.
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.