Monday 21 September, 2020

Lightning in Kingston closes Jamaican airspace

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority says air services were affected as the lightning strike damaged critical equipment at its Air Traffic Control Centre.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority says air services were affected as the lightning strike damaged critical equipment at its Air Traffic Control Centre.

A lightning strike on Friday afternoon caused delays to several flights in and out of the country.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority says air services were affected as the lightning strike damaged critical equipment at its Air Traffic Control Centre in Kingston.

Ava Marie Ingram, corporate communication manager at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority told Loop News that workmen are currently working to rectify the problem that has affected flights at both the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

Ingram says the problem, that has inconvenienced thousands of passengers, took place at about 3:00 pm.

“Because of what has happened (the lightning strike) several flights in and out of the island has been delayed,” said Ingram.

 

 

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