|Caribbean Airlines’ Flight 523 crashed during landing in Guyana|
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (July 31) — One of the luckiest escape for the 157 passengers of Caribbean Airlines plane which slid off the end of a rainy runway, crashed through a chain-link fence and broke in half just short of a deep ravine. There were 6 crew members also on board.
Reportedly, Caribbean Airlines’ Flight 523 left John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York) Friday evening and made a stop in Trinidad before landing in Guyana.
It was a complete safe and smooth landing for which passengers were applauding for the expertise of captain and co-pilot when suddenly the Boeing 737-800 slid off the end of a rainy runway, crashed through a chain-link fence and broke in half just short of a deep ravine.
All 163 people on board survived; but more than 30 people were taken to the hospital. Only three of those had to be admitted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by Airlines officials.