News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Aug. 1, 2011: The Caribbean Airlines pilot who was at the helm of the crashed airline in Guyana early Saturday, claims rains and poor visibility are to be blamed for the accident.
As investigations into the cause of the accident, which luckily claimed no lives continues, Fareed Dean, reportedly told relatives that poor visibility due to heavy rainfall resulted in the aircraft over-shooting the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri, Guyana.
Dean, 52, told the Trinidad Newsday newspaper on Saturday he did his best to prevent the loss of lives. He suffered injuries to his legs following the crash.
Meanwhile, CAL Chairman, George Nicholas 111, said each of the passengers in Saturday’s crash was given US$500 ($10,000) to fund any necessities.