Jamaica

Small Plane Crashes in Jamaica; 2 Killed, 1 Critically Injured

Friday, November 11, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in Greenwich Town, Kingston, Jamaica, on November 10th. The plane, belonging to Caribbean Aviation Training Centre, went down when it was carrying two students and an instructor. The instructor and one of the students were killed in the crash while the other student was critically injured. The incident is being... »

Jamaica Vows to Adopt International Standards for Aviation Safety and Security

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

The Jamaican Government plans to spend US$ 22 Million to upgrade its aviation safety and security infrastructure to bring it up to par with the international standards. In an interview, Director General Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority Leroy Lindsay said that Jamaica is fully complying with the best practices and standards set by International Civil... »

Flight Cancelled, Under Investigation

Friday, December 2, 2011
By George Hatcher
Flight Cancelled, Under Investigation

What: Caribbean Airlines flight BW 62 en route from the Bahamas Where: Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James. When: Dec 1, 2011 Who: 79 passengers Why: The flight took off normally but had to divert back to the airport after developing problems. Some passengers were provided hotel accommodations. The connecting sector of... »

Jet Blue Emergency Landing in Kingston Jamaica

Friday, February 4, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: JetBlue A320 Airbus en route from Orlando to Bogota Colombia Where: Norman Manley International Airport Kingston When: Feb 3 2011 8:10 p.m Who: 149 passengers Why: While en route, the plane’s systems indicated smoke in the cabin. The pilot diverted to Kingston where they made a safe landing. The flight was inspected on... »

Jamaica: American Airlines Emergency Landing

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: American Airlines Boeing 757 en route from Quito, Ecuador to Miami, Florida Where: Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport in St James When: 2:14 pm Who: 155 passengers, 8 crew Why: While en route over the Cayman Islands, the plane developed a temperature indication warning on the right hand engine. The flight made an... »

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