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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

CAL ATR hits wall, investigation launched

Image sourced on social media.

Image sourced on social media.

A Caribbean Airlines plane has been withdrawn from service following damage to the nose of the aircraft.

In a statement, CAL said the ATR-72 aircraft, 9Y-TTA, was being taxied from the ramp at the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad, to an aircraft hangar around 11:15 pm on Wednesday when it came into contact with the wall of the airport terminal building.  

CAL said the aircraft was not in active service and had no passengers or crew on board.

No personnel were injured.

An investigation has since been launched by the relevant authorities. 

The extent of the damage the aircraft sustained is being assessed.

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