The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has dispatched a team of investigators to the village of Aricheng in Region 7 to probe a runway incident involving a Roraima Airways aircraft.
The small Islander aircraft was taking off when it overshot the runway, ending up in a clump of nearby bush off of the runway, resulting in damage to the aircraft.
The cause of the runway excursion is yet to be fully determined but the Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority told News Source today that a thorough investigation will be done.
The GCAA is still to release a formal statement on the incident.
The aircraft appeared to have been shuttling cargo at the time of the incident.
An official of Roraima Airways told News Source that the company is currently awaiting the full assessment by the investigators who were dispatched by the GCAA.
This is the third incident involving a small aircraft on one of the interior runways during the month of July.
A number of small aircraft operators have raised concerns in the past about the conditions of some of the interior runways and the need for them to be upgraded.