Pilot error caused 2011 plane crash in Guyana, says report
Published on October 27, 2014 – from Trinidad Express
Flashback: The Boeing 737-800 Caribbean Airlines jet which overshot the runway and burst through a perimeter fence after arriving at Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan Airport. No one on board the jet was killed when it crashed in July 2011
By Curtis Rampersad
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) aircraft crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana in 2011 because of a number of factors, including a lack of effective communication in the cockpit, an official report released in the South American country has said.
CAL said on Friday the captain of the Boeing 737 flight remains employed as a first officer.
The former first officer left the airline in 2012.
A CMC report out of Georgetown said on Friday that country’s Ministry of public works said it hoped the findings into the July 30 crash of the Boeing 737-800 with 157 passengers and a six-member crew on board, will aid in preventing aircraft accidents. Continue reading