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Benzdorp Destination Guide

Discover Benzdorp in Suriname

Benzdorp in the region of Sipaliwini is a place located in Suriname - some 168 mi or ( 271 km ) South-East of Paramaribo , the country's capital .

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Local time in Benzdorp is now 04:41 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " America/Paramaribo " with a UTC offset of -3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Winiwe, Sonnelle, Papaichton, Kormontibo, and Doglis. When in this area, you might want to check out Winiwe . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Benzdorp ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip

Lawa Tabiki Airstrip, near Lawa Tabiki, Suriname.

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Located at 3.68 -54.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Airports in Suriname, Sipaliwini District

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 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in 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 6 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 6 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

Lawa Antino Airstrip

Lawa Antino Airstrip is an airstrip located near Antino on the Lawa border river between Suriname & French Guiana and the gold mining village of Benzdorp in Suriname. 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 3.66 -54.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Airports in Suriname