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CJIA passengers to bypass screening process while transiting T&T

CJIA passengers to bypass screening process while transiting T&T

(13 October 2013 – Demerara Waves) –  The tedious process of disembarking at Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Piarco International Airport, passing through security before boarding an aircraft to the United States will be something of the past – effective November 1, 2013, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport said Sunday.

The United States of America Transport Security Administration (TSA) has approved the request for the alternate procedure to be applied for GEO passengers transiting in Port of Spain (POS).

Hon. Robeson Benn, Minister of Transport, is pleased with the decision.

“It means that passengers leaving Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and passing through POS can do so hassle free. The existing process prompted numerous complaints and we had to urgently address the situation with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) officials,” he said.  Continue reading

Pictures: Caribbean Airlines plane crash in Guyana

These are some pictures of the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana

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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