(Trinidad Guardian) A preliminary report has shown that the braking system on the Caribbean Airlines Limited’s (CAL) ATR aircraft was not functional at the time the aircraft collided with a wall at Piarco Airport on Wednesday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said on Friday.
And he was also unable to say if the person steering the aircraft from the airport ramp to a hangar when the incident occurred at 11.15 pm, was certified to do so.
Imbert gave the explanations in Parliament, responding to Opposition queries on the accident. He stressed it was not a “crash” as the Opposition called it.
CAL has said the aircraft was being taxied from the ramp to an aircraft hangar when the incident happened. The aircraft was not in active service and there were no passengers or crew aboard. It was withdrawn from service and a probe started…..