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Caribbean Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing after take off from St Vincent

Caribbean Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing after take off from St Vincent

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Caribbean Airlines flight BW 0552 made an emergency landing at the Piarco International airport in Trinidad Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes after take off from the Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St. Vincent.

The flight, destined for John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, left the AIA at 9:10 am, and immediately on take off, began to vibrate heavily, a passenger on the flight told SEARCHLIGHT.

According to the passenger, the vibrations of the Boeing 737-800 were so loud, passengers could not hear each another speak. The vibrations stopped after about 20 minutes, at about the same time the velocity of the plane appeared to slow down, the passenger said.

About 50 minutes into the flight the pilot announced that it was suspected that an engine had sucked in a bird and a decision had been taken to divert the flight to the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad.

The flight made an emergency landing at about 10:45 am, with fire trucks and ambulances on standby at the airport.

The passengers have been rebooked on Caribbean Airlines flight BW3552 scheduled to leave Trinidad at 12 noon today.

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