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Explore Loca in French Guiana

Loca in the region of French Guiana (general) is a town in French Guiana - some 149 mi or ( 240 km ) South-West of Cayenne , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Loca is now 11:51 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Cayenne " with a UTC offset of -3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Georgetown, Wilfried, Wakapou, Theophane, and Cayenne. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Georgetown . Where to go and what to see in Loca ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Cormontibo

Cormontibo (Cormotibo, Kormotibo) is a town in western French Guiana, close to the border with Suriname.

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Located at 3.80 -54.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Hameaux in French Guiana

Benzdorp

Benzdorp is a town in the Sipaliwini District of Suriname. On April 3, 2008, an airplane operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashed upon landing at Lawa Antino Airport near Benzdorp.

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Located at 3.68 -54.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Populated places in Sipaliwini District

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip, near Lawa Tabiki, Suriname.

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Located at 3.68 -54.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Airports in Suriname, Sipaliwini District

Maripasoula Airport

Maripasoula Airport is an airport located 3.5 km north of Maripasoula, a commune in the arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni in French Guiana. It is near the Lawa River, which forms the border between French Guiana and Suriname.

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Located at 3.66 -54.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Airports in French Guiana

2008 Suriname plane crash

On Thursday, April 3, 2008, an Antonov An-28 operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashed upon landing at the Lawa Antino Airport of Benzdorp in Suriname. The plane carried 17 passengers and a crew of 2, all of whom died in the crash. The crash occurred around 11:00 ART. Initial media reports indicate that the airplane had to abort the landing, as the runway was being used by another Bluewing AN-28 aircraft. The airplane attempted a go-around, but failed to gain height and crashed into a mountain.

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Located at 3.66 -54.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: 2008 in Suriname, Accidents and incidents involving the Antonov An-28, Aviation accidents and incidents in 2008, Aviation accidents and incidents in Suriname