An Eastern Airlines aircraft skidded off the runway at the Cheddi Jagan Airport just after arrival this afternoon from New York city.
A source at the Airport said it appeared as though the Pilot might not have properly estimated his turning space and that resulted in one set of the wheels of the plane ending up off of the runway and getting stuck in the soil to the side of the runway.
The incident was described as minor but all of the passengers were forced to disembark the aircraft and board buses to be taken to the terminal building.
There were no injuries and initial checks revealed no damage to the aircraft. However, additional checks are to be made as the incident is probed.
Eastern Airlines has been operating repatriation flights for US Citizens and permanent residents as well as for Guyanese who have been stranded in the US.