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Capitol News – TV News Videos – 19 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 19 Sep 2013

  • Clement Rohee stands by his vision for security sector despite the increase in crime
  • Private Sector wants support for local industry while Government believes there is a stone shortage.
  • Police hunts for man who murders businessman on the West Coast
  • Housing Minister says the sector is moving although National Assembly questions land distribution
  • The European Union will continue its commitment with the Caribbean region
  • Report blames Pilot error for Caribbean Airlines crash
Clement Rohee stands by his vision for security sector despite the increase in crime  Posted: 19 Sep 2013 06:35 PM PDT
Private Sector wants support for local industry while Government believes there is a stone shortage.   Posted: 19 Sep 2013 06:34 PM PDT     Continue reading

CAL accident here primarily due to `long landing’ – GCAA

CAL accident here primarily due to `long landing’ – GCAA

Stabroek News –  January 11, 2012

The crash-landing of a Caribbean Airlines plane here on July 31, 2011  was primarily due to the pilot making a “long landing” and having insufficient room to come to a safe stop, a statement from the civil aviation body here today said.

Around 1.30 am on July 31, the aircraft, which was on its way to Guyana from New York, with one stop in Trinidad and Tobago, broke in two at the end of the main runway Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri after landing. Reports provided by persons on board were that the aircraft touched the surface of the runway and progressed with speed towards the runway end, after which in broke in two, and subsequently landed in a ditch. Several persons sustained injuries but there was no fatality. Guyanese Noel Smith sustained severe injuries to his right leg which was subsequently amputated. Continue reading

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