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GDF aircraft with Pres. Ali, Barbados PM landed safely – GCAA confirms

The aircraft, which was used to transport President Irfaan Ali and Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Motley [Photo: Aviação Amazônia]

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday confirmed that the aircraft carrying President Irfaan Ali and Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Motley, has landed safely.

The GCAA statement came on the heels of reports of the aircraft slipping off the runway at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport on Sunday.

“The GCAA would like to make it clear that the aircraft landed safely and was taxing very slowly off the main runway. While turning off the main runway unto the taxiway, the nose gear rolled across the grass at the edge of the taxiway. The aircraft was immediately stopped on the taxiway,” the GCAA said.

The statement added that the entire aircraft remained firmly positioned on the taxiway with only the nose gear in the grass.

All the passengers disembarked the aircraft safely and calmly through the normal exit, the GCAA noted.

“There were no damages to the aircraft; the aircraft was pushed back and proceeded on its next leg of flight into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) totally serviceable,” the statement concluded.


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