A private jet flying over Barbados this morning was forced to make an emergency landing after it reportedly developed technical difficulties.
The aircraft, which had nine people on board, landed safely just before noon, close to one hour after requesting permission to land.
Corporate communications specialist of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Keith Goddard told Barbados TODAY the airport received a call around 11 a.m. from the pilot of the aircraft requesting permission to land.
“My understanding is that it developed some technical difficulties and requested to land. We received that call about 11 o’clock. The aircraft circled to dump fuel and the aircraft landed safely,” said Goddard.
After an assessment of conditions permission was granted and the aircraft landed without incident.
Goddard opted not to say where the jet was travelling from or where it was going.
Emergency teams including the Barbados Defense Force, were put
on standby. (MM)