The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has completed its preliminary report into the incident that occurred at the Cheddi Jagan Airport last week involving an American Airlines plane.
The airbus was executing a left turn on Runway threshold for takeoff when during the pilot’s attempt to make the 180 degree turn-around, the nose gear and right undercarriage wheels came into contact with the cables and temporary threshold lights resulting in three of the wheels of the aircraft being punctured, disabling the plane and forcing the cancellation of the flight.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the investigation into the incident suggest that the temporary threshold lights were placed before the transverse strip and not behind.
In addition, the housing (case) of temporary threshold lights were not frangible.
The Civil Aviation Authority said the factors are seen as probable contributory causes for the incident.
The Authority said it anticipates concluding the investigation sometime next week and will issue a press release when the final report is completed.