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Fly Jamaica expected to be back on schedule today

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The damaged tail section of the Fly Jamaica Airways aircraft involved in a incident with a Caribbean Airlines plane in Guyana on Tuesday.

Fly Jamaica Airlines (FJA) expects to be back on schedule today after Tuesday's incident which left its stationary Boeing 767-300 aircraft damaged at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana.

Kayla Reece, interim director of marketing at FJA, in responding to The Gleaner reaffirmed that the vessel was "parked in an assigned position within the apron at CJIA" when an aeroplane belonging to Caribbean Airlines hit its tail cone, knocking it off.

FJA currently owns and operates two aircraft.

The second vessel is a Boeing 757-200, which is airworthy and is being operated on the necessary routes in the interim, Reece confirmed.

Passengers affected by the incident have all been re-accommodated.

As it relates to the extent of the damage, Reece stated: "A Boeing aircraft on-the-ground team will be arriving at CJIA today (yesterday) to do a survey of the damage."

She further added: "Any updated flight schedules will be published on www.fly-jamaica.com."

The expected length of the investigation into the matter has not been made known.

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