[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has completed the final report regarding the July 30, 2011 Caribbean Airlines crash at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timerhi, Guyana.
But those findings will not be made public until tomorrow (Friday, October 24) where Minister of Works, Robeson Benn will make a presentation during a press conference at his Kingston office slated for 10am.
Earlier this year, more than two years after the Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 737-800 aircraft overshot the runway and crash-landed; the Guyana Government had released initial findings of the accident.
This is exactly what initial investigations had revealed which claimed that the pilot “mis-averaged” the runway when landing and could not bring the plane to a halt in time.
The plane crashed just after midnight on July 30 2011, splitting into two. There were no deaths, however several passengers sustained injuries and have since taken legal action.
This finding however runs counter to allegations of the Trinidadian Government who had blamed Guyana for the cause of the accident, saying that the problem was at the airport.
Plans are currently afoot to expand the CJIA runway and by extension the Airport Facility.