The Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating from JFK International Airport, New York to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana was involved in an incident on the ramp with a Fly Jamaica aircraft early, Tuesday morning.The CAL aircraft knocked off the tail of a Fly Jamaica plane upon landing. Both planes are groundedThe CAL aircraft clipped the tail of the Fly Jamaica aircraft.According to a source, the exhaust of the auxiliary power unit to the CAL aircraft was damaged as a result of the collision. The source indicated that an investigation was launched by both the CJIA and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) into the incident. The source noted that a team from Caribbean Airlines’ head office in Trinidad and Tobago has also travelled in to assess the situation and to conduct an independent investigation.For now, both planes are grounded and all passengers and crew were safely disembarked.According to a statement from Caribbean Airlines, the aircraft has since been temporarily withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and procedures are in process. “Caribbean Airlines re-affirms our commitment to the safety of our valued customers and crew and thanks the public for your continued support,” it said.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bressoud had been CFO of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group since 1997 and held positions in information technology and finance in the past. He and his wife, Robin, will be returning to the Bay Area after nearly 20 years. Nelson has been with the Daily News since 1991. “I consider myself lucky to work with such wonderful people,” she said. “I am extremely pleased that I am able to take this next step in my career at LANG, and I look forward to all of the opportunities and challenges that this job will present.” LANG is a division of Denver-based MediaNews Group. LANG newspapers include the Daily News, Press-Telegram in Long Beach, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, The Sun in San Bernardino and the Redlands Daily Facts. WOODLAND HILLS – The Los Angeles Newspaper Group announced the promotion on Wednesday of Terri Nelson, currently executive finance director, to vice president and chief financial officer for the group that includes the Daily News of Los Angeles and seven other Southern California newspapers. Nelson succeeds Steve Bressoud, who was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of the California Newspaper Partnership’s northern division, which is headquartered in Oakland and publishes the Oakland Tribune and other newspapers. The announcement was made by Gerald E. Grilly, president of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group and executive vice president and chief operating officer of MediaNews Group. “We are pleased that we are able to fill these key financial positions from within our organization as we continue to grow and develop our franchise,” Grilly said. “Our California operations will benefit greatly from their management skills and expertise.”