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CAL plane grounded after mishap in Guyana*

Trinidad Express / A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 737 has been temporarily withdrawn from service following an accident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport yesterday. CAL has not provided details of exactly how the accident occurred but, according to reports, around 7.50 a.m. the CAL plane, arriving from New York, was taxiing to its gate when its wing struck the tail cone of a parked Fly Jamaica Airways 767 aircraft. The cone of the Jamaican aircraft was completely ripped off. Both planes have since been grounded. At the time of the accident there were no passengers on board Fly Jamaica’s aircraft. The Boeing 767 is one of two aircraft owned by Fly Jamaica. The airline currently flies out of Jamaica to Canada, New York and Guyana. In a media release yesterday, CAL confirmed that all its passengers and crew safely disembarked following the incident.

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