Jet aborts Brac take-off after blown tyre

| 23/08/2021 | 5 Comments
Jet with blown tyre at the Brac airport )from social media)

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has confirmed that a private LJ55 Lear Jet had to abandon a take-off part way down the runway at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Friday morning after the nose gear tyre blew. The aircraft pulled to a stop before take-off and the two crew members and four passengers on board, who were all unhurt, disembarked safely before the jet was moved off the runway to the apron.

The aborted take-off closed the runway from around 11am to around 12:50pm, interrupting the domestic schedule, which fuelled rumours of a crash. The CIAA did not confirm the incident until Saturday afternoon.

The Jet had been destined to Fort Lauderdale and officials said a recovery flight was approved to enable the operator to bring in another aircraft to take the passengers out and to bring a mechanic to change the tyre. This was completed and both aircraft departed by 5:40pm.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The only person who had an issue with this was sandy from CMR who started rumors of a plane crash. When is someone going to deal with that source of misinformation ?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Silliest part of this whole thing was CIAA taking 24 hours to confirm it was just blown tire. How hard is it to have a standard release for when someone (the pres) inquire: ‘minor incident occurred, no injuries or risk, flight aborted out of an abundance of caution, statement will bemade when incident resolved’. (As different from ‘major incident being responded to, will release more when information is available’.)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Were Moses and his wife placed into quarantine like all the passengers on the Canada flight???? Justice and equality would like an answer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hmnn, who was the company operating the jet and who was on board? Inquiring Brackers want to know.

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