Caribbean Airlines flight BW-1511 made a safe landing at Piarco International Airport, Trinidad and Tobago, on May 14th.
The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, flying from Tobago, was about to reach the Port of Spain when the crew noticed a fire indication for its right side engine. The crew had to shut down the engine and activate the fire suppression system.
What: Caribbean Airlines ATR 72 en route from Trinidad/Tobago to Caracas Where: Piarco International Airport Trinidad and Tobago When: October 25, 2012 Who: Four crew, 48 passengers Why: On takeoff, a panel on the plane became detached. One source identified the detached part as an engine panel. Another source called it an “exterior panel.” A third source indicated there was debris on the runway.
The pilot dealt with an engine fire indication, and returned to the airport to make a safe landing with emergency services on standby. Passengers disembarked and the panel was examined.
Passengers were provided an alternative flight which left at 10:00 a.m.
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 flight BW 62 to Kingston was cancelled.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board launched a team of investigators today to assist the government of Guyana with its investigation into yesterday’s accident at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana, involving a scheduled passenger flight.
On July 30, 2011, at approximately 1:25 am (EDT), Caribbean Airlines flight 523, (Trinidad & Tobago registration 9Y-PBM), en route from Trinidad to Guyana, overran the runway during landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. Preliminary information from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) indicated that one serious and multiple minor injuries were reported aboard the Boeing 737-800, carrying 156 passengers and six crewmembers.
The NTSB designated Bob Benzon as the U.S. Accredited Representative. He will lead the U.S. team, which includes seven NTSB staff with expertise in operations, meteorology, airworthiness, survival factors, and aircraft performance as well as representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing. The team is scheduled to arrive in Guyana this evening.
The Guyana CAA is leading the accident investigation. The accident aircraft recorders have been recovered and, at the request of the CAA, will be transported to NTSB headquarters in Washington, DC to be downloaded.
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a
photo availability on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 of the flight data recorder
and cockpit voice recorder from Caribbean Airlines flight 523, which
crashed during landing on Saturday July 30, 2011 in Georgetown,
Event: Photo Availability
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
What: Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-832(WL) en route from Trinidad to Timehri Where: Cheddi Jagan International Airport,SYCJ,Georgetown,Guyana When: July 30, 2011 1:30 am Who: 162 aboard 157 passengers, six crews Why: Landing in wet weather, the plane made a hard landing, overshot the runway 100 meters, smashed through a perimeter fence and on a perimeter road. It broke in two, the front section splitting ahead of the wing. There were 52 injuries who went to the hospital, 3 with serious injuries who were held over at the hospital, and no fatalities. The worst injury reported was a broken leg. The plane overshot the runway but stopped short of a ravine. Passengers smelled fuel, and opened a door, and climbed through to the wing and jumped down.
The airport is closed, causing incoming flights to have to divert elsewhere.
STATEMENT FROM CARIBBEAN AIRLINES
Port-of-Spain, 30 July 2011, 17.00 HOURS local time: Caribbean Airlines BW523 en route from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Georgetown, Guyana was involved in an incident at the Cheddi Jaggan International Airport at approximately 1:32am today 30 July, 2011.
There were 157 passengers and 6 crew members on board, all of whom were accounted for.
A Caribbean Airlines team consisting of technical support staff and executives was dispatched immediately to the accident site to assist passengers, and to work with the local authorities in the emergency response and investigations. The Caribbean Airlines executive team and technical support staff are at the scene to offer full support to the injured in Georgetown. A relatives/customer assistance hotline has been established at our emergency centre in Piarco, and counselling is being provided to passengers and family members.
A press conference was held earlier today in Georgetown just after midday. In attendance were Chairman- George M. Nicholas III, Head Corporate Communications- Mrs. Laura Asbjornsen, Vice President Operations – Captain Thomas Lawrence and Vice President Maintenance and Engineering – Mr Colville Carrington. It was confirmed that the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority will be spearheading the investigation and will be assisted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the U.S. and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA).
The team ensured that its CARE policy for affected passengers and crew was deployed in Georgetown. The airline has engaged the services of a company from the United States, together with regional personnel to implement in accordance with this policy.
All enquiries related to this specific incident should be directed to:-
Trinidad & Tobago: 1 868 669 2902
United States: 1 800 786 3891
Canada: 1 800 380 6057
Caribbean: 1 800 744 6453
The latest statements can also be accessed online at www.caribbean-airlines.com.
Caribbean Airlines will continue to release information as it becomes available.
The next press conference is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. local time at the AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, VIP Lounge, Piarco International Airport
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