The first direct flight from Guyana to New York offered by American Airlines left scores of Guyanese stranded for several hours at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, on Thursday morning.The American Airlines plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), TimehriThe passengers who were scheduled to depart Guyana at 01:35h on the day in question on the inaugural American Airlines flight to the John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York, were stuck at the airport for many hours as a result of multiple factors.Guyana Times understands that those passengers were forced to remain at the CJIA after their direct flight encountered the delay as a result of bad weather. Other issues that compounded the matter also resulted in almost four hours of delay by the incoming flight arriving from the JFK airport.The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, GuyanaShortly after the situation occurred, Justin Franco, a spokesman for American Airlines, in response to the delay, stated that due to weight restrictions, the aircraft had to make a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU).“The stop was required to put additional fuel to get to Georgetown,” he said.Once the flight arrived in Guyana, scores of passengers at the CJIA were told that the crew required rest, hence their flight was rescheduled to depart at about 13:30h.American Airlines began operations in Guyana last year, with direct flights to Miami. This is the first time they are introducing direct flights to New York.American Airlines’ daily flights were scheduled to leave JFK at 18:00h and arrive at CJIA at 12:40h the following day. The return flight is scheduled to leave CJIA, Timehri at 01:35h and arrive at JFK at 06:29h.On August 21, another American Airlines flight was delayed after the aircraft suffered a blowout from a raised runway light at the CJIA, leaving over 100 passengers stranded.The incident occurred just after midnight as American Airlines flight AA1512 was taxiing down the runway for take-off to Miami.Guyana Times understands that the aircraft had run over the temporary runway lighting, which damaged the wheels of the plane.The temporary lighting system was installed to facilitate extension works at the CJIA runway.All 128 passengers and five crew members aboard that American Airlines aircraft were transported via buses from the aircraft back to the terminal building.This was the second incident involving an American Airlines flight in a two-week period in the month of August. When the first incident took place, passengers on another American Airlines flight faced delays after the plane experienced compression issues while in air, forcing it to return to Guyana. Those passengers were transported the following day.These issues came when American Airlines was gearing up to expand services here in Guyana with the commencement of non-stop flights from Georgetown to New York City.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Motocross Association held their Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Moto Race on May 11 and 12 at the Taylor Motocross Track.PMA President, Trevor McDonnell, says it was a great event as they had 291 entries entered in the various class races.“We had lots, we had 291 entries. There was a lot. It was the first time ever that we had parking in the overflow. I don’t know how many campers but it was crazy.”- Advertisement -Local racers to have won medals include:Brayden French, 2nd place in MX2 NoviceKaarben Greco, 1st place in MX2 IntermediateLiam Mavin, 2nd place in MX2 IntermediateBraden Gunther, 1st place in MX2 ExpertJames Conway, 3rd place in MX3 NoviceTyler Schulte, 3rd place in MX3 IntermediateChelan Harvey, 2nd place in LadiesHayley Wuthrich, 3rd place in LadiesSpencer Hall, 1st place in 50cc (4-6)Bentley Banks, 2nd place in 50cc (4-6)Cruz Gordon, 1st place in 50cc (7-9)Justin Schroeder, 2nd place in 50cc (7-9)L.T. McDonell, 1st place in 80cc (12-16)Carter Roberts, 2nd place in 80cc (12-16)Russell Fraser, 2nd place in Vet MasterDrew Roberts, 1st place in 65ccL.T. McDonell, 1st place in SuperminiEaston Hall, 3rd place in SuperminiBob Folk, 2nd place in 40 plusDominic Roberts, 2nd place in 50cc BeginnerFull results from the Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Moto Race in Taylor can be found here.
A young boy who was feared seriously injured after a fall in a play area yesterday has made a full recovery.The little boy fell in a play area in Culdaff shortly after 3pm.It was feared he suffered a spinal injury and he was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by the Rescue 118 helicopter. The boy was given a full assessment but was later released from hospital and returned home yesterday evening.BOY FEARED INJURED IN PLAY-AREA INCIDENT MAKES FULL RECOVERY was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentculdaffdonegalfallrecoveryRESCUE 118