Aircraft Cessna 421

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:49 PM - George's, Grenada
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On  Wednesday,   August  7,  2019  at  approximately  10:00  hours,  a  private aircraft,   Cessna   421  flying   from  Piarco   International  Airport   (POS)   in Trinidad  to Lauriston  Airport  (CRU),  Carriacou  veered  off Runway  27 after landing.

Initial reports indicate that the aircraft  stopped  about 120 feet east of the end of the runway.

The  Lauriston   Airport   Fire  Department,  the  Police   Department  and  the Medical Services reported to the scene to provide the necessary support in accordance with the airport's emergency protocols.

All four  persons  on  board  (three  crew  and  one  passenger) were  evacuated from the aircraft and safely transported to the Princess Royal Hospital for observation. No injuries were reported  and they have all been discharged.

The aircraft sustained  substantial  airframe  damage.

The   Lauriston   Airport   is  currently   closed,   pending   the   arrival   of  the inspectors  from the Eastern  Caribbean  Civil Aviation  Authority  (ECCAA)  to conduct    their   investigation   into   the   accident.    

The   Grenada    Airports Authority   is  cooperating with  the  ECCAA   to  ensure  that  the  process  is conducted   smoothly  and  to  facilitate  the  re-opening of  the  airpmi  in  the shortest possible time.




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