Cayman Airways officials have confirmed that an ongoing investigation is under way into a possible safety breach.
In response to a request for information from the Caymanian Compass on whether a Cayman Airways pilot had been grounded in relation to a safety breach, the airline responded that it was carrying out an investigation, which had led to a member of staff being placed on “temporary separation from duty.”
In a statement, the airline said, “Such temporary separation from duty is not punitive and is not indicative of any fault on the part of the employee.”
The airline would not comment on the specifics of the incident.
In the event of an investigation into a safety breach, the airline’s standard practice is to remove relevant employees from their operational roles, the airline said.
“At this time, we can confirm that one such investigation is under way and we are not in a position to disclose any further details as this would compromise the integrity of our Safety Management System,” the statement read.
It continued, “Our standard procedures require that whenever there are events which have had an effect on our standards of safety or even just had the potential to affect safety, no matter how minor, they are fully investigated.”