CAL flight gets wing clipped

A Cayman Airways flight was grounded in Jamaica Friday after it got into an accident on the tarmac of the Montego Bay airport, according to company officials.

Cayman Airways flight KX-621 was heading to the gate after it arrived in Montego Bay from Kingston when the tip of the jet’s left wing struck a jet bridge on the tarmac.

“[The] jet bridge…was incorrectly positioned on the tarmac, unknowingly to the marshaller directing the aircraft,” a statement from CAL read. “Although the captain detected the brief impact, it was not detectable to the 45 passengers on board and the aircraft taxied to the gate normally.”

Maintenance checks confirmed need to the Cayman Airways craft to stay in Montego Bay until replacement parts could be provided. The flights departure from Montego Bay back to Grand Cayman was delayed.

Other flights on Friday were also delayed and some delays on Saturday were expected.

Cayman Airways has been in contact with all affected passengers, but any further queries regarding existing reservations for the affected flights may be directed to Cayman Airways Reservations by calling 949-2311.


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