Probe launched into emergency landing of flight at Sangster Airport

Probe launched into emergency landing of flight at Sangster Airport

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has launched investigation into an incident on Sunday, in which a US bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Sangster International Airport shortly after take-off.

It’s reported that a Spirit Airlines Flight, was destined for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when the pilot told over 200 passengers   to brace for an emergency landing after the aircraft developed mechanical problems.

Speaking with Radio Jamaica News on Monday, the chairman of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Derby, said he received a report on the incident.

“What happened is that after taking off from Montego Bay, the pilot experienced pressurisation problem. He opted to declare an emergency and to return to Montego Bay airport, which he did. Upon approaching the airport, he would have had the passengers prepare for the emergency landing. He landed safely, and the airplane, upon till late yesterday (Sunday)was still at the airport,” said Derby who added that Sprit arranged to have the passengers placed on other flight.

He said the JCAA will release the aircraft when it determines that “all is safe for it to go”.

  • PublishedMay 28, 2024

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