Three removed from duty for probe of air traffic control incident

The Ministry of Public Works this evening said that an investigation is being conducted by senior personnel of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following the incident of an Air Traffic Control Officer vacating his post on Saturday March 8, 2014.

A release said that the report is expected to be on Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn’s desk by the end of the week.

To facilitate the investigation, three persons have been removed from duty, the release added.

The release said that it should be noted that the inbound Caribbean Airlines flight to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was in continuous contact and in the control of the Area Control Centre which provided a replacement Air Traffic Controller to ensure the safe landing of the aircraft.

 

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