Home News CAL flight forced to return to CJIA due to technical problems
A Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) flight was forced to return to Guyana hours after takeoff on Friday after the aircraft developed a technical issue.
The flight, destined for the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada, left the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at 01:10h. But a few hours into the journey, the pilot took a decision to return to Guyana after the Boeing 737-800 experienced a technical issue.
The plane’s course was changed in the Northeastern-Caribbean area and arrived in Guyana after 05:00h. Guyana Times understands that 60 passengers and crew were aboard the plane. The flight was rescheduled for Friday evening at 07:30h.
Back in August 2019, an American Airline flight was on its way to Miami when it had to abort its flight and return to the CJIA, after losing cabin pressure mid-air. Passengers had recalled the feeling of horror and the uncomfortable buildup of heat preceding their mid-air U-turn. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority had launched an investigation into the situation.
Meanwhile, efforts to contact Director General Egbert Field on Friday’s incident proved futile. (G12)