U.S. Helping Investigate Caribbean Airlines Crash In Guyana

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sat. July 30, 2011: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the U.S is helping to investigate the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana.

The NTSB will join with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) in investigating why a Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight to Guyana skidded off a runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at approximately 1:32am today July 30 and broke in two.

Luckily, there were no fatalities and the 157 passengers and 6 crew members on board were accounted for. Guyanese Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy, who reported more than 30 people were taken to hospital. Only three of those had to be admitted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises.

A Caribbean Airlines team consisting of technical support staff and executives are at the scene to offer full support to the injured in Georgetown. A relatives/customer assistance hotline has been established at our emergency centre in Piarco, and counseling is being provided to passengers and family members.

All enquiries related to this specific incident should be directed to:-
Trinidad & Tobago: 1 868 669 2902
United States: 1 800 786 3891
Canada: 1 800 380 6057
Caribbean: 1 800 744 6453.