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Cayman Airways plane hits jet bridge in Jamaica

| 01/04/2012 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways flight KX621 was stuck in Jamaica on Friday evening after the aircraft hit a bridge on the tarmac at Montego Bay. A spokesperson for the airline said that as the plane was taxiing to the gate after arriving at the airportfrom Kingston, the “tip of the aircraft’s left wing came into contact with a jet bridge.” CAL said the bridge was incorrectly positioned on the tarmac and the marshaller directing the CAL plane was unaware of the potential obstacle. The captain reportedly felt the brief impact but the airline claimed it was not detectable to the 45 passengers on board and the aircraft taxied to the gate normally.

Maintenance checks confirmed the need for the aircraft to remain in Montego Bay until replacement parts are flown in for repairs and the flight’s onward departure to Grand Cayman was delayed out of Montego Bay until after midnight.

Other flights were subsequently delayed up to an hour on Friday afternoon and through Saturday but Cayman Airways said it had contacted all affected passengers.

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