Normality Restored At NMIA Following Suspension Of Flights

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Normality has been been restored at Norman Manley International Airport, after flights into and out of the airport were suspended this afternoon.

This, after the runway was closed due to an incident just after 2:00 this afternoon.

Acting President of the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Alfred McDonald, says a Jamaica Defence Force aircraft malfunctioned after it landed on the runway.

The incident caused several flights to be diverted to the Sangster International airport in Montego Bay, St James.

Mr. McDonald says he wouldn’t describe what happened to the JDF helicopter as a crash landing.

Alfred McDonald, Acting President of the Airports Authority of Jamaica speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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