No injuries after FlyMontserrat mishap

Another FlyMontserrat Islander aircraft takes off near the grounded plane on Sunday evening. (Photo by Billy Darroux)

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — Quick thinking by the pilot of a FlyMontserrat aircraft diverted a major incident on Sunday afternoon at the John A. Osborne Airport on Montserrat.

Hundreds gathered to view the sight of one of the airline’s three Islanders off the runway and turned into the mountain ridge after the aircraft developed brake trouble upon landing. Quick work by pilot Paula Girling in stopping the plane averted injuries to the seven passengers aboard.

Airport Manager Denzil Jones closed the airport for several hours while they secured the aircraft and the runway. The section of runaway near the aircraft was cordoned off, which reduced the length of the available landing space.

Fly Montserrat and SVG Air both resumed flights around 5:00 pm but with a reduced payload of three passengers.

A crane was used to move the aircraft late Sunday evening and engineers are presently looking at the aircraft to ascertain the extent of the damage.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. December 27, 2013

    He saod ” After hearing that which you just said, I 100% go along with you, it had been all on our guy. The client has complete freedom to locate the offer and decide for himself which of which is the best deal. Apart from the basic automobile insurance, Denmark insurance agencies may offer different special cover for your automobile.

  2. Sophisticated
    April 19, 2011

    Alas!!! They are all safe!!! the plane needs a thorough check and a test run before boarding endangering the lives of passengers.

  3. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 19, 2011

    Thank God everybody deplaned in one peace and not in pieces in the Soca Land..

  4. wawww WAWW
    April 19, 2011

    boy flymontserrat so scary..dem 6 seaters is no joke! thankfully everyone is ok

  5. SXM
    April 19, 2011


Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available