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Incident with aircraft carrying Prime Minister Mottley being investigated

August 24th, 2022

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is probing an incident that occurred at the Eugene F. Correia Airport on Sunday evening.

This is after an aircraft carrying Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali, reportedly slid off the taxiway.

According to reports, just after the plane landed with its VIP passengers from Boa Vista, Brazil, it veered off the taxiway as it was heading towards the terminal building, and ended up getting stuck in the mud on the side of the taxiway.

Emergency teams including the Fire Service rushed to the scene.

Prime Minister Mottley, Dr Ali and their teams were forced to exit the aircraft at the side of the runway.

They were taken to the terminal building by the Presidential fleet of vehicles.

A senior Government official said there were no injuries to anyone and the plane did not sustain any damage.

The incident is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority to determine whether an error by the pilots was the cause of the mishap or whether there might have been a mechanical issue.

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