UPDATE: Plane mishap at Canefield Airport

The aircraft involved in the incident

The Canefield airport was closed for about 45 minutes Thursday morning, after what officials describe as a “minor” incident involving an Air Anguilla aircraft.

The small Cessna 402 aircraft carrying cargo was seeking to land at about a quarter past ten Thursday morning, when there was some slight malfunction involving a seal and a bolt, according to airport officials.

Chief Executive Officer of DASPA (Dominica Airport and Sea Port Authority) Benoit Bardouille told Dominica News Online that the pilot was able to maintain control of the aircraft by using the left braking system (the right side was the one affected) to stop the airplane safely.

“The aircraft on its own power was able to taxi back unto the tarmac.  We have consulted with the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority and have notified them of the incident,” Bardouille told DNO.

He said there was no damage, and the plane was cleared to take off “the pilot is just awaiting his start-up instructions before the aircraft leaves” Bardouille said when DNO spoke to him  at about 11:30am.

Other planes were landing at the time, confirming that Canefield had been re-opened following the incident.

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55 Comments

  1. Dominican to de bone
    February 17, 2012

    Thank God that they landed safely.

  2. welsa
    February 16, 2012

    Lord Jesus!!! Sometimes i does really wonder if these people writing these comments are “normal”….i can tell that they’re slightly educated because they’re on the computer,but TOTAL FAILURES in the English language. Is it that hard to read and comprehend?

  3. HELAS!
    February 16, 2012

    BUT THIS DUE TO MECHANICAL FAILURE, SO WHY THE FINGER POINTING? YOU NEXT LEVEL IDIOTS!

  4. Informer
    February 16, 2012

    The cargo the plane was carrying was actually money.
    I work just across the runway where the plane came to a halt and was able to see what was going on.
    I saw members of the SSU standing guard with automatic weapons around the plane while large packages were being removed from the plane and taken to a platinum van on the runway.
    There were also two buses on the runway. One of the buses was white and a lot of the money was transported to that bus also.
    While they were removing the money maintenance crew was working under the plane.
    After about 15 to 20 minutes the SSU went on the white bus and both the white bus and the platinum vehicle drove away.

    • "me"
      February 16, 2012

      AND SO WHAT?….WHAT HANGS ON THIS?……

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2012

      Your boss should fire you for not doing his/her work…shame on you…you getting paid and that is what you find to do….

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2012

      and your point is?

    • Sayodityodit
      February 16, 2012

      And ur point?

    • magwaysah
      February 16, 2012

      u really an informer eh…that is not your business what was taken from the plane!ah sah ni pour feh ehvew?

    • Queen
      February 16, 2012

      What were you doing not working! Vayaing those ppl business :-D

      • Justice and Truth
        February 16, 2012

        @ Queen

        Informer was curious. A real informer :lol:

    • forreal
      February 16, 2012

      your name say’s it all,an informer is a rat,a big nasty gutter rat.

      • Informer
        February 17, 2012

        You sound very angry, I am sorry if I upset!

    • teena
      February 17, 2012

      What is the benefit of posting all that? Are you giving the armed masked robbers ideas? ADMIN PLEASE YOU DID NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT THIS POST!

    • heehaw
      February 17, 2012

      Why would DNO admin even post such a comment? (Refering to Informer)

    • March 5, 2012

      If you are in the know and is positive that the plane was carrying money Pray please tell was it US dollars, Euro shilling, british pounds,or what Since you know exactly it was cash then what denominations it very well could be money returning from the laundry

  5. da2debone
    February 16, 2012

    i am happy that the pilot and plane are safe. i know the pilot and he is good. he just landed safely at Clayton J Lloyd in AXA

  6. Satelite
    February 16, 2012

    I love it when my response weighs down the negative and comes up “hot Debate” ha ha ha…..

    We can’t all say the same thing right!

    • Justice and Truth
      February 17, 2012

      @ Satelite

      Proud as a peacock? :lol:

  7. The Watchman
    February 16, 2012

    WoW. Poor folks, incidents happen everyday all over the world. You all really need a life in Dominica.

  8. true dominican
    February 16, 2012

    sometimes I does wonder maybe the people that commenting on DNO are unemployed. how do u guys find time to comment on all these things. my gosh. I get to work very early and I still find the day goes by so quickly. not enough time to do all what i have to do.

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2012

      lol… u can say that again … now i getting a lil break from since morning ……..

    • Roz
      February 16, 2012

      I’m here responding on my lunch. Go back to work! :lol:

    • En Ba La
      February 16, 2012

      Cut it out – people are in different time zones,, people work different schedules – have you heard flexible schedule – have 12 hours to put 8 hours of work in.

    • ron rainbow
      February 16, 2012

      i do that on my smoking break

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2012

      Have you ever heard of a mobile device with Internet while commuting to and from work or even on lunch? Try your hand at multitasking and let us know what’s up

    • Gary
      February 16, 2012

      The reason why you do not have enough time to accomplished the things you want to do,is because you spend precious time wondering about people, not very productive you will be surprise how time goes by when you are thinking about people,every second counts.

      • Anonymous
        February 16, 2012

        Lol. Good one.

      • Justice and Truth
        February 16, 2012

        @ Gary

        …And who does not think of people and also their plans? The mind is capable of doing a lot of things as thinking and switching to one “thing/topic” at one time. The mind is indeed marvelous. It does not prevent us from performing our duties unless we allow it to do so. Guess what? We cannot pick the minds of people and know what they are thinking and what is passing through their minds. A good thing! :)

    • Anthony Ismael
      February 16, 2012

      It’s called multi-tasking. Lol.

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2012

      where do you get time to do the same thing the same way you got time so do others

  9. really
    February 16, 2012

    but is not the first time and nothing is being done to prevent this from happening………ohh gosh man

    • yes
      February 16, 2012

      and…its not the fault of the airport..its the aircraft

    • LawieBawie
      February 16, 2012

      Exactly what are you talking about mate? I think that you lost everyone on this one.

    • magwaysah
      February 16, 2012

      how on gods earth u can prevent a plane from malfunctioning when it have to…. while the plane in the air doing it do come out in it and go in the boeyoe and fix nuh

  10. Flying Tiger
    February 16, 2012

    Landing a plane in cross winds is part of the basic training of a pilot. It is called crabing, where they point the nose into the wind and then line up with the runway at the last second.

    Canefield may have other issues that just cross winds. I landed at Canefield some years ago and the pilot told me the winds at the airport are more like a wave breaking onto the shore. When if comes off the mountain, it blows every which way, the same as you see when wave crash on the beach.

  11. Satelite
    February 16, 2012

    This airport is a nightmare, the runway runs from north to south/south to north (190 degrees and 10 degrees, while the winds blow from east to west. Whoever built this airport must be held responsible for its faulty construction. The airport should be closed down and the building and site used for something else.

    • Dominican
      February 16, 2012

      What does that have to do with what happened today?

    • ME
      February 16, 2012

      And then is people like you who going to complain later that “Melville Hall too far”

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2012

      So this incident is as a result of such? In previous years early 90’s Air Martinique, Air Guadeloupe, Air Caraibe’ and Liat among others were landing there. FedEx and DHL land there at least twice a week along with Bevin. What’s the difference between then and now?! I thought the report made it clear it was a malfunction on the part of the air craft.

    • Canefield youth
      February 16, 2012

      So this incident is as a result of such? In previous years early 90’s Air Martinique, Air Guadeloupe, Air Caraibe’ and Liat among others were landing there. FedEx and DHL land there at least twice a week along with Bevin. What’s the difference between then and now?! I thought the report made it clear it was a malfunction on the part of the air craft.

  12. Dangerous mind
    February 16, 2012

    Oh goodness !! I hope no one was hurt!

  13. ez
    February 16, 2012

    hmmm

  14. bootz
    February 16, 2012

    DNO you must try giving people a little incentive so that they can send you pics of news that you post.we know you cant be everywhere and we dont expect you to be.but all phones nowadays have camera i’m sure somebody would make an effort to send you some pics for your posts.We your nosey readers would like to see sometimes.just a suggestion. Thanks

    ADMIN: We are getting photos from our readers all time and many are happy to help us report the news as it happens. And with no incentives too. Thanks.

    • LawieBawie
      February 16, 2012

      I hope you were not using this specific incident to fuel your case of the need for pictures, because according to the article, there was NO CRASH. In light of this, the only picture you could possibly see is that of the parked aircraft which has indeed been submitted.

    • "me"
      February 16, 2012

      WHO U CALLIN NOSEY?

  15. mouth open
    February 16, 2012

    what leap year have to do with that sot

  16. MOT
    February 16, 2012

    papa met! this leap year really kicking up already papa!!

    • qstorm78
      February 16, 2012

      Ignoramus!

    • ME
      February 16, 2012

      Two words for this comment: CRAP

      • Js
        February 16, 2012

        One word….Crap…Not two

      • yes
        February 16, 2012

        smh..two words? u really need a job!

      • blondie
        February 16, 2012

        you reminded me of this joke~
        There are three types of people in this world; those who can count and those who cannot. LOL LOL

      • "me"
        February 16, 2012

        OBVIOUSLY U CANT COUNT

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