Caribbean Airlines confirms that today an emergency evacuation of flight BW 1526 took place at Piarco International Airport.
CAL says the flight was operated by one of the airlines’ ATR-72 aircraft.
In a media release CAL explained the reason for the evacuation is still being ascertained.
The statement noted that the flight crew followed the standard operating procedures, and in accordance with the relevant drill, all passengers and crew were safely evacuated and escorted to the Domestic waiting area.
Emergency services attended to and cleared the aircraft.
The aircraft has been withdrawn from service and the relevant inspections are currently taking place.