Thursday, December 31, 2015

Incident occurred December 30, 2015 at Curaçao International Airport, Willemstad, Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – Wednesday morning at approximately 09:55AM a minor incident took place with a non-commercial aircraft type Cessna 172 that was moving on the runway of the Curaçao International Airport at a slow rate of speed.

It concerned a small aircraft that is usually used for flight training. The aircraft had landed without any problems. However, when it was moving on the runway at a slow speed, for unknown reasons its direction moved towards the grass area where it stopped. Nobody was injured.

As is procedure in cases of incidents or emergencies, the CAP Fire and Rescue Department immediately headed towards the location to offer assistance.

The Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) was notified by CAP and investigated the incident on location. Thereafter the ground-handler servicing the plane took the necessary actions to remove the plane. 

According to the preliminary assessment the runway was not damaged, except for a light, which will be fixed immediately.

The incident did not hinder the daily operation at the airport or the flight schedule.


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