(CMR) Police have announced that the country’s only police helicopter has been damaged.
Just before 4:30 pm, 26 February, the police helicopter suffered an uncontrolled command failure while lifting off at ORIA on a routine deployment. The sudden aborted takeoff caused the tail of the helicopter to strike the ground, causing damage.
No one was injured during the incident.
The CIAA was immediately informed of the incident and is currently on site, as well as all relevant emergency services. As a result of this incident, the police helicopter is out of service.
Senior Airbus engineers arrived in Grand Cayman on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to start their investigation into what may have been the cause of the technical failure.