Maya and Tropic Air planes clip wings at San Pedro airstrip

Monday, July 24th, 2017

On Monday, July 24th, a Maya Island Air and Tropic Air plane reportedly clipped wings around 9AM while on the tarmac at the San Pedro airport. Although it was confirmed by the Belize Department of Civil Aviation (BDCA) that no one sustained injures, the collision has allegedly put both planes out of commission.
According to Lindsay Garbutt, Director of Civil Aviation of the BDCA, information regarding the incident is currently being gathered. “I have sent two inspectors to check on the matter, and I am just waiting on the report. Afterwards, [we] will sit down with the entities that manage that specific airport, which is the Belize Airport Authority, and look at measures to ensure that incidents like this does not happen again,” said Garbutt.
“Tropic Air was taxiing to the gate at the airport when our airline’s wings collided. However, no one was injured,” stated John Grief III, President of Tropic Air, who confirmed that the incident did occur.
The San Pedro Sun contacted Maya Island Air for a comment, but attempts have been fruitless. The San Pedro Sun will have more information as it becomes available.


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