CAL plane strikes tail of Fly Jamaica craft at CJIA

The tail section of a Fly Jamaica plane was knocked off by a Caribbean Airlines craft this morning.

No injury has been reported. The incident occurred on the international apron while the CAL plane was in motion. Both the outgoing CAL and Fly Jamaica flights have been cancelled.  There will be no incoming flights in the interim.

In a terse statement without mentioning the details of the incident,  the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation said:

The section of the Fly Jamaica tail that was severed.
The section of the Fly Jamaica tail that was severed.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) are currently investigating an incident that occurred between two aircraft around 7:50h on the international apron, November 29, 2016.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Sources say CAL’s BW 527 landed at around 7.33 am and the incident occurred several minutes later as it was taxiing. Fly Jamaica had arrived around one hour earlier.

Caribbean Airlines today issued the following release:

Caribbean Airlines advises that on Tuesday 29 November, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating BW 527, from JFK International, New York to Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana was involved in an incident on the ramp.
All passengers and crew were safely disembarked. The aircraft has since been temporarily withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and procedures, along with an investigation are in progress.
Caribbean Airlines re-affirms our commitment to the safety of our valued customers and crew and thanks the public for your continued support.

 

The stricken aircraft with the missing tail section.
The stricken aircraft with the missing tail section.
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