Bird strike forces Caribbean Airlines flight to return to T&T

Caribbean Airlines says a bird strike occurred with one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating flight BW 552 bound for JFK International Airport, New York from Argyle International Airport, St Vincent, on Wednesday.

In a statement issued on Thursday, CAL says the flight crew followed the standard operating procedures and the aircraft returned safely to Piarco International Airport, Trinidad, where it was taken out of service for maintenance by the airline’s engineers.

It says no emergency landing was declared.

Jamaica's Foreign Minister: T&T's Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy was searched by airline security, not Jamaican authorities

Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has rejected claims that Jamaican immigration, customs or security personnel searched a Trinidadian Minister of Government at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, the Jamaica Gleaner reports.

According to the ministry, the search was undertaken by private security officers.

Dramatic footage shows passengers escaping from Emirates flight after crash-landing

Dramatic footage showing passengers escaping from Emirates airline flight EK521 that crash landed at Dubai airport Wednesday, has been uploaded to social media site Youtube.

The video shows some passengers calmly removing their luggage from overhead bins after the plane had landed.

Passengers could be heard shouting in different languages as they approached the exit slide.

Footage shows one engine on fire as the person shooting the video departs the plane.