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CAL jet clips Fly Jamaica plane’s tail at CJIA

first_imgThe 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crew were safely disembarked.According to a statement from Caribbean Airlines, the aircraft has since been temporarily withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and procedures are in process.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.last_img read more