Friday, July 20, 2012

Pilot turns flight around

Cayman Airways experienced some flight delays today following the return to the gate of flight KX600 destined to Kingston from Grand Cayman, due to a landing gear-position-indicator light which illuminated shortly after take-off. 

 “Although Captain Basil Hamaty verified that the indicator light itself was malfunctioning, he chose to return the aircraft to Owen Roberts International Airport as a precautionary measure and for maintenance rectification,” CAL spokeswoman Olivia Scott Ramirez said.

The flight landed at 7:42 a.m. without incident. All passengers and flight crew were transferred to another aircraft, which departed Grand Cayman at 8:53 a.m. and arrived in Kingston at 9:50 a.m.

Subsequently, the following flights were delayed by approximately an hour: flight KX601 from Kingston, flight KX852 to Panama, and flight KX200 to Tampa. All other flights remain on schedule and Cayman Airways expects no further delays for the day.

“Once again we commend our captains for their strict adherence to the airline’s safety measures as we continue to put the safety of our passengers and crew first at all times,” commented Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.

“We sincerely thank our customers and the public for their continued support and understanding.”

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