October 1, 2022

Cayman Airways flight turns back amid safety concerns

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Cayman_Airways-3On Saturday 28th December a Cayman Airways plane, flight KX105, departed Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) for Cayman Brac at 6:40 p.m., and experienced “an anomaly with one of the aircraft’s flight control systems approximately 10 minutes into the flight,” according to an airline spokeswoman.

“The crew remained in complete control of the aircraft at all times as the other flight control systems remained fully operative. As a cautionary measure however, Captain Timothy Grizzel elected to immediately return to ORIA, and requested that emergency services be on standby. The aircraft accomplished a normal approach and landed safely without incident. A replacement aircraft was positioned and prepared for service, and after the passengers and baggage were transferred, the flight then continued uneventfully to Cayman Brac.”

Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said: ‎”As always, we at Cayman Airways place the safety of our operations and our passengers as our highest priority and we are thankful for the patience and understanding of our passengers. We know that the presence of emergency services for the landing has caused concern for our passengers and the community at large, but we would like to give an assurance that the emergency services requested to be on  standby by the Captain, was purely to ensure the safest environment possible for landing. We commend Captain Grizzel and his crew for their professional and safe handling of the event.”

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