French marines make unexpected stop in Cayman

| 24/01/2011

(CNS): A French military plane made an emergency landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport around noon Sunday, 23 January, due to engine trouble. Cayman27 reported that there were French Marines on board. According to the local television report, there were about 40 people aboard who were all unhurt. The crew, who are based in Suriname, did not tell Cayman27 where they were coming from or wherethey were going. Emergency crews closed off the roads around the airport before it landed and it was met by fire officers, who escorted the aircraft to front of the Cayman Airways hanger. (Photos by Dennie Warren Jr.)

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  1. Marek says:

    Well, if they were all armed… it could have been an invasion.

    Downside, we’d all be speaking French and driving on the wrong side of the road…

    Upside, good bread…

    Hrm… pondering…

  2. pete mitchell says:

    I hope they didn’t repair it without work permits……

  3. Anonymous says:

    They came in at a snails pace.

  4. My2cents says:

     Thank god the French are here. Were they coming here to surrender?

  5. A Guy says:

    As long as they keep the frogs off the power lines, I have no complaints.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You just never know what is flying around in our air space….

  7. Caymanian Caymanian says:

    That is one thin g I like about the people of Cayman, they are always so welcoming. Hope everything goes well with the people on the plane ans a safe journey to theirnext  destination.

    • Anonymous says:

      Granting landing rights in an emergency situation is an imperative which has nothing to do with manners or the character of our people, or anyone else.  It is simply international aviation protocol in action.  These guys would have landed in North Korea if it was the closest airfield.