Investigation under way after plane knocks over stairs truck at airport in Cayman

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The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has launched an investigation following an incident last Friday, in which a Delta 737-900 aircraft from the United States managed to hit and knock over a stairs truck at the Owen Roberts International Airport and damage the wing as the plane pulled up to park.

A video taken by a passenger which is circulating on social media showed the immediate aftermath of the collision with the truck.

The CIAA said no injuries were reported, and flight operations at the airport were impacted for around 20 minutes while the Cayman Islands Fire Service arrived.

Delta arranged for a relief flight for passengers who were scheduled to depart on the carrier.

According to a press release, the CIAA is trying to find out what happened and prevent it from happening again.

“The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority,” the release stated. “We are conducting a thorough investigation to understand the circumstances that led to this occurrence and collaborating closely with airport partners to prevent such incidents in the future.”

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