The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed that there was an accident involving a light aircraft on Tuesday
20/10/2021 07:14:11 AM Sanchita Palit 1508
By a staff reporter: The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed that there was an accident involving a light aircraft at the Piarco International Airport at 9:48am on Tuesday.
A statement said the flight training aircraft, registration number 9YTJU, experienced difficulty while attempting to land at runway 10 and made an emergency landing just North West of the Piarco International Airport.
The Trinidad and Tobago Fire service, Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago (GMRTT), the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Authority immediately activated emergency response and rescue procedures.
Two persons were retrieved from the aircraft, the instructor and a student pilot. They were transported to the Arima Medical Facility and are receiving medical attention.