Daily Archives: 07/30/2011

CAL Plane from NYC crashes at Guyana’s airport + video

Plane from New York crashes at Guyana airport + video

30 July 2011 Last updated at 09:34 ET – BBC News

A plane has crashed and broken in two on landing at Guyana’s main airport in the capital, Georgetown, causing injuries but no deaths.

The Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight BW-523 from New York had 163 people aboard.

The plane apparently overshot the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport during wet weather.

Guyana’s president said it halted near a 200-foot (61-metre) ravine that could have resulted in dozens of deaths.

“We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured,” Bharrat Jagdeo added, quoted by AP news agency.

The airport was due to re-open at 1000 local time (1400 GMT).

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US Investigators to probe plane crash   <click

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol   Demerara Waves
Saturday, 30 July 2011 13:58
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Police have secured the crash site

American investigators are due in Guyana Monday to retrieve the flight recorders of the Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) plane which crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) early Saturday.

Flights in and out of the airport have resumed while efforts were underway throughout the day to retrieve the baggage belonging to the 151 passengers and six crew members.

Transport Minister Robeson Benn revealed Saturday evening that eight US National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) specialists are expected in Guyana on Sunday at 5PM. Several specialists from manufacturer Boeing are also expected.

The cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have already been removed fronm the plane and secured. All records concerning the aircrfat are being ” collected and sequestered” he said told reporters at a news briefing at CJIA.

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Guyana Fire Service comments on crash :Read report here  <click


New Amsterdam Association Ball – NYC – October 8, 2011

This is the Inaugural Mayor Ball for New Amsterdam, Berbice Association – COFONA. This event will be held annually and seeks to recognize all the past mayors of New Amsterdam and the contributions they made to developing and uplifting the town.

Leonard Lewis, President.  Council of Friends of New Amsterdam (COFONA)
718-757-0661 (C)       718-434-1622 (H)