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Cayman Airways makes emergency landing in Orlando

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 9, 2019
The captain of a Cayman Airways flight bound for New York City was forced to make an emergency landing in Orlando on Sunday afternoon after smoke was detected in one of the jet’s cargo holds.
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According to a news release from Cayman Airways, flight KX792 from Grand Cayman to JFK International Airport was diverted to Orlando International Airport “following a smoke indication in one of its cargo holds”.

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“As a result, Captain Frederick Whorms declared an emergency, and the aircraft was landed safely. The Captain and crew successfully conducted an emergency evacuation of the aircraft, which resulted in all passengers and crew safely exiting the aircraft.

“Passengers and crew were then transported to the airport terminal.”

Photos and video on social media show the Cayman Airways Boeing 737-300 jet resting on the Orlando tarmac, flanked by emergency services vehicles, while passengers and crew stand in the grass near the runway.