GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 October 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 October 2015

A view of the aircraft on fire during taxi at the fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Photo: A view of the aircraft on fire during taxi at the fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Dynamic jet caught ablaze at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airport

DYNAMIC International Airways flight 405 today caught fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport moments before departure to Caracas, Venezuela.As reported by NBC South Florida news, “the fire occurred on Dynamic Airways flight 405, which was scheduled to depart at 12:30 hours to Caracas, Venezuela”.   

Reports further indicated that multiple crews responded to the fire and doused it. One passenger was seen being carried out on a stretcher.

Further, the South Florida news highlighted that the FAA officials said the Boeing 767 caught fire while taxiing for departure.
“An aircraft that was behind it reported that fuel was leaking from the plane before the fire started.”
Passengers evacuated the plane by sliding onto the runway, officials said. It is unknown how many passengers were on the plane.
The airline is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. It began operating flights from Fort Lauderdale to Caracas in July.
Meanwhile, Guyana’s Dynamic International Airways Personal Relations officer, Gerry Gouveia via social media said he was saddened by the incident.
“I am saddened by the breaking news of the engine fire on one of the aircraft during taxi.”
He added: “I am told the cabin crew did a splendid job during the evacuation; and investigations are currently underway.”

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