Copa Airlines makes emergency landing in Cayman

| 29/05/2014

(CNS): An aircraft flying from Havana, Cuba, en route to Panama City was forced to make an emergency landing in Grand Cayman on Thursday, according to aviation industry reports. The Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800, flight CM-219 with 115 people on board was close to the Cayman Islands when the crew received a wheel well fire indication. As a result, the plane diverted to Owen Robert International Airport, where the aircraft was said to have landed safely. Local emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke and the Air Traffic Control gave clearance for the plane to leave at just after 1pm today, the airport confirmed. Officials said there was no disruption to local airport operations as a result of the emergency.

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  1. Flyboys says:

    Wish CAL had some 737-800s.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nay, I say! This is a conspiracy by CIG and CAL to promote Panama in the media.