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Investigation into Greenwich Farm plane crash underway

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 11:29 PM
The small plane which crashed in Greenwich Town killing three persons.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says it cannot give a timeline for completion of its investigation into the possible cause of last week's plane crash in Greenwich Farm, Kingston.

The aircraft belonged to the Caribbean Aviation Training Institute.

Reports are that the plane crashed in the back of a yard on Seaview Lane, Greenwich Farm, just minutes after it left the Tinson Pen Aerodrome about 1 o'clock in the afternoon.

It reportedly burst into flames on impact and also ignited a house.

The three men, including two students and a teacher who were aboard the aircraft died.

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Director General of the JCAA, Nari Williams-Singh says the investigating team is reviewing the wreckage, crash site, pilot records, aircraft records and eye witnesses.

However, he says he cannot say when the Authority will be able to provide answers about the cause of the crash:

 

JCAA Director General, Nari Williams-Singh

After the plane crashed last week, a former student of the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre of longstanding safety issues at the institution.

Williams-Singh had urged persons with such allegations to make a formal report to the JCAA.

However, he says the JCAA has still not received any formal complaints of issues at the institution.