Daily Archives: 08/08/2011

Plane Crash – Editorial

Plane crash – Editorial

Posted By Stabroek News – August 7, 2011  Print copy

Timehri, or the CJIA as it is now known, has been fortunate in that it never had a major air crash prior to last Saturday morning. It is still fortunate in so far as there were no fatalities as a result of the accident involving BW523. In fact, given the state of the plane, it was, as Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar remarked on inspecting the wreckage, “a miracle” that no one died.

It was the veteran pilot Mr Gerry Goveia who explained in an interview with this newspaper on Wednesday that the pilot may have realized he was going to overshoot the runway, and as a consequence shut down the engines and the electrical systems (some passengers had reported that the plane was in darkness when they landed); it was good emergency procedure, he said. Others have hypothesized that the aircraft was not carrying much fuel for the short trip between Trinidad and Guyana, which would certainly have reduced the danger from an explosion and fire. Finally, of course, there is the fact that the aeroplane conveniently split along a seam roughly corresponding to the divide between the first class and economy sections where no one was sitting. Perhaps passenger aircraft are deliberately designed this way with accidents in mind, but whatever the case, the location of the split was also a matter of good fortune.    Continue reading

REDjet expanding flights from T&T to Caribbean

REDjet expanding flights from T&T to Caribbean

(Trinidad Guardian) The low-cost carrier REDjet has now been given the all clear to operate in territories beyond T&T and the territories it received licences for. This, according to Sandra Welch-Farrell & Company, the public relations and human resources consultant for REDjet. The company stated that REDjet has received licences from the T&T Civil Aviation Authority to operate scheduled passenger air services to and from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Georgetown, Guyana, and Kingston, Jamaica, as intermediate and points beyond T&T. The licences, it said, have been granted in accordance with the agreement between the governments of Barbados and T&T for air services between and beyond their respective territories.     Continue reading

Last Lap Lime 2011 – Toronto – Photo album

Last Lap Lime Tug-o-War 2011


Here is a slide-show album of 340 pictures taken at the Last Lap Lime 2011, taken by Mark Bannister.  Click the following link…


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