Flat tyre on plane prompts Brac airport closing

A deflated tyre on a Cayman Airways express flight to
Cayman Brac led to the closure of Gerard-Smith International Airport in the
Brac for about two-and-a-half hours Saturday morning.

According to the airports authority, the twin otter
aircraft operated by Cayman Express sustained a deflated tyre upon landing in
the Brac around 7.50am Saturday.

The aircraft landed safely and all 17 passengers were
transported from the plane to the airport’s arrival hall via a company van. No
one was hurt.

The Gerard-Smith airport was closed while the company made
repairs to the tyre on the runway and the airport re-opened at about 10.30am.

Cayman
Airways CEO Fabian Whorms praised his crews’ handling of the incident, and said
safety was the national airline’s
top priority.

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