Caribbean Airlines Flight 523
- Kreindler & Kreindler is representing numerous crash victims injured in Caribbean Airlines Flight 523.
- The Boeing 737-800 overran the runway.
Kreindler & Kreindler is representing
numerous crash victims injured in the July 30, 2011, runway overrun at the
international airport near Georgetown, Guyana. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was operated by Caribbean Airlines as
early in the morning in rainy conditions with 163 people on board, the Caribbean
Airlines jet rolled off the end of the runway and crashed through a fence. The
fuselage broke into pieces in front of the wings, as the nose dug into the
ground, and the plane came to rest near a deep ditch. There was chaos as injured passengers
attempted to egress from the wreckage.
The National Transportation Safety
Board will assist Guyana in the investigation, but early indications suggest
pilot error is the cause as a result of proceeding too fast and touching down
too far down the runway after landing.
this is an international
flight originating from JFK in New York with an intermediate stop in Port of
Spain, Trinidad. As such, various international conventions that govern air travel will be
applied to the various injured passengers. If you have questions
concerning possible claims or are an attorney unfamiliar with the various
international agreements covering this type of Part 121 commercial operation,
please do not hesitate to call us. Kreindler partner Brian J. Alexander is
handling these claims for the firm and can be reached at 212-973-3411.