July 2, 2022

Cayman Islands fire officers transported to Grand Cayman

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Both Cayman Brac fire officers involved in the fire truck accident on the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport runway this morning (Thursday, 5 January 2017) have been transported by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s helicopter to Grand Cayman, for further medical investigations at the Health Service Authority.

An accident reconstructionist is currently conducting an assessment of the accident scene on the runway.

As soon as the assessment is completed, officials will work to get the fire truck moved off of the runway so operations for small aircrafts can resume.

Cayman Airways Limited was notified of the current situation and is making arrangements to accommodate passengers who had plans to arrive on tomorrow’s jet in Cayman Brac.

The Ministry of Home Affairs would like to thank all private and public sector stakeholders for their expressions of concern for the fire personnel involved and for their support and assistance, without which this most unfortunate accident would have been much more difficult to deal with.

The goal remains restoration of normal airport operations at the earliest opportunity.

Government Information Services will release more information as it becomes available.

 

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