Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th May 2022

  

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A plane on Wednesday crash landed in Carriacou, forcing the temporary closure of the Lauriston Airport.

Officials at the Airport confirmed to GBN that the privately owned aircraft attempted an emergency landing at the Lauriston Airport in Carriacou and overshot the runway.

An official statement from Grenada Airports Authority says that at approximately 10am the private aircraft, Cessna 421 flying from Piarco International Airport in Trinidad, to Lauriston Airport 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 release further added that emergency personnel reported to the scene to provide support in accordance with the airports emergency protocols.

All four persons on board, three crew members and one passenger were evacuated from the aircraft and safely transported to the princess royal hospital for observation.

No injuries were reported and they all have been discharged.

The aircraft is said to have sustained substantial frame 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 said it is cooperating with the ECCAA to ensure that the process is conducted smoothly and to facilitate the reopening of the airport in the shortest possible time.

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