ASL plane didn’t crash at Mabaruma – Manager
Operations Manager of Air Services Limited (ASL), Annette Arjoon-Martins yesterday refuted reports that the Cessna Grand Caravan had crashed onto the Mabaruma Airstrip in Region One on Sunday.
Ms. Arjoon-Martins explained that the Cessna Grand Caravan sustained a puncture upon landing.
“The pilot suffered a puncture; it did not blow out. The tyre started to slowly deflate and Captain Totaram remained in control of the aircraft during the entire incident. The aircraft was brought to a stop still on the runway, no toppling over as reported.”
Adding that the passengers disembarked, Arjoon-Martins said that within two hours another aircraft was sent in with engineers to assist with fixing the tire. The aircraft then returned to Ogle airport with all its passengers.
It was previously reported that the 14-foot aircraft with registration 8R-GAS after touching down suffered a blow out of one of the wheels. This caused the plane to topple. However, this was not the case.