qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2296 posts, RR: 13 Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5235 times:
Apparently a cargo aircraft has gone off the runway in St. Thomas. I'm working a flight there this morning, and it has been delayed due to the airport being closed because of the incident. I've checked several websites for more details, but have not been able to come up with any more details yet. If anyone finds details, please post. Thanks!
FYI, I've searched Google News, the Virgin Islands Daily News, the FAAs delay maps (which oddly enough show no info about Caribbean airports, like SJU and STT) and STT's website. Again, any info is appreciated!
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Doesn't look too serious- at least it didn't go off the end of rwy 28.... ker splash! Looks like they veered off rwy 10 and through the fence blocking the airport access road- that will screw things up for STT big time until they get her moved.
asuflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4862 times:
From the picture, It must have exited the runway and crossed taxiway Alpha too, strange place to end up. It broke through the fence in front of the Emerald Bay Resort, it is in the middle of the access road to the terminal. Its good that it didn't overrun the runway one end is water, the other end has two gas stations.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 5): Shipment of bread to STT- interesting cargo.
Not really; bread shipments seem to be rather common down there. I remember reading a book from the 1980s called "Caribbean Props", which was a pictorial of the various aircraft that could be found in the Caribbean between the '70s and late '80s. It featured some DC-3s running cargo, and one of them (possibly Four-Star Aviation) had a DC-3 painted up in red with black trimming and said "Holsummmmmmmmmm!" along the side, promoting the brand of bread it was carrying at the time. The caption underneath the photo seemed to indicate that, anyway...
rcair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1336 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
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Quoting xdlx (Reply 7): I am glad no one was hurt! But the question is.... HOW can you make money flying Bread at the
If you have not bread - bread becomes very valuable. However, I bet this is some sort of food subsidy and paid for out of 'our' collective pockets (i.e. money paid airline far exceeds the cost of shipment)