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July 15, 2020 7:54 pm

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Eastern Airlines aircraft right main gear slid off the edge of the Taxiway

At approximately 14:30hrs on July 15, 2020, an Eastern Airlines Boeing 767-300 aircraft, registration N706KW after landing safely was making a turn on taxiway C when the right main gear came off the edge of the taxiway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Preliminary assessment revealed there was no damage to the aircraft.

Eastern Airlines was conducting an approved repatriation flight from New York at the time of the incident. The aircraft had 201 passengers on board. There are no reported injuries at the time of the incident. Inspectors from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority are currently conducting investigations.

As a result of the incident, Eastern Airlines outgoing flight to Miami was cancelled due the crew duty hours being expired. The Miami flight is rescheduled to depart tomorrow.



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