Emergency at Sangster Airport, passengers disembark aircraft

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Emergency at Sangster Airport, passengers disembark aircraft

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Emergency at Sangster Airport, passengers disembark aircraft
Friday, January 15, 2016

ST JAMES, Jamaica

OBSERVER ONLINE has received information that an aircraft that was scheduled to depart the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, was forced to deplane more than 400 passengers Friday after fire was seen coming from a section of the aeroplane.

Reports are that the incident took place at approximately 9:00 pm.

A team of security personnel is now on the grounds of the airport investigating the matter.

More information later.

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UPDATE: False alarm forces passengers to disembark MoBay

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UPDATE: False alarm forces passengers to disembark MoBay/London flight
Kimmo Matthews
Saturday, January 16, 2016

ST JAMES, Jamaica

Airport officials are reporting that the problem that forced the evacuation of more than 400 passengers from a Virgin Atlantic Flight that was to depart Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, for London late Friday, has been found.

OBSERVER ONLINE received reports Friday that the passengers were forced to deplane after fire was seen onboard. However, Sitara Byfield, commercial director at MBJ Airports Limited, reported that there was an "indication of fire. The problem was caused by a faulty switch in the aircraft. This was what triggered an alarm," said Byfield. The faulty switch in the fire detection system reportedly resulted in the false alarm.

According to a CMC report, the passengers were allowed to return to the plane after the maintenance crew found no physical indication of a fire, however, some passengers became disruptive and security personnel were forced to intervene.

When the disturbance was quelled, the pilot’s duty time was exhausted and the flight cancelled, CMC said.

Arrangements for accommodation were reportedly made for the passengers. The flight is scheduled to depart on Saturday.

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Passengers forced to disembark Montego Bay/London flight

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Passengers forced to disembark Montego Bay/London flight
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January 17, 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica

Passengers on board a Virgin Atlantic Flight destined for London , were forced to disembark shortly after boarding at the Sangster International Airport late Friday.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) reports that shortly after 9pm the flight scheduled to depart Montego Bay for London when pilots saw an indication of fire and executed the emergency procedure, which led to passengers and crew leaving the aircraft.

However, checks by maintenance crew found no physical indication of a fire, instead they discovered a faulty switch in the fire detection system resulted in the false alarm.

The passengers were allowed to return to the plane, however when some passengers became disruptive and security personnel were forced to intervene. When disturbance was quelled, the pilot’s duty time was exhausted and the flight cancelled.

Arrangements for accommodation were made for the passengers. The flight is scheduled to depart on Saturday.

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