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Jets hit up on TB Lettsome Airport tarmac

March 18th, 2017 | Tags: Accident jets TB Lettsome Airport minor incident
The two jets that came into contact with each other at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport today, March 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI- An accident prone day is what March 18, 2017 could be described as in the Virgin Islands since, after two SUVs flipped in separate accidents this morning, two jets came into contact on the tarmac of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Runway on Beef Island.

According to reports, the incident occurred some time around 5:00 PM.

Details are yet sketchy as to the circumstances surrounding the accident; however, according to a source at the airport, two planes came into contact with each other.

The source could not exactly say if there were any damages to the jets but described the incident as minor.

"It was a minor incident and no one was hurt," the source related to this news site.

Airport authorities could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.

23 Responses to “Jets hit up on TB Lettsome Airport tarmac”

  • Real Talk (18/03/2017, 19:07) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    Father in heaven send help .I pray for my birth place
  • YOLO (18/03/2017, 19:38) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    I sure he was park in the man spot
  • Hmmm (18/03/2017, 19:40) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Clash of the billionaires.....
  • Okay then (18/03/2017, 19:43) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    The govt will be pressing hard to get the funds for the airport built, these jets and their insurance companies will be sueing big time. I'm sorry for the handlers and who every just caused these million dollar jets to be grounded.
    • Local aviation expert (18/03/2017, 20:28) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
      I can tell you this, this was really a minor incident, the wind was reported rather high today which could be the cause of the collision. The wing
      tip of one aircraft just touching the nose cone of another is not to cause to ground to aircraft.
      • @localexpert (19/03/2017, 07:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        No reason to ground the aircraft until both are examined and deemed to be safe to operate. Every incident that involves an aircraft regardless to how minor is reported to the relevant authority. It is then documented and Investigated. It now becomes part of that aircraft's record for future reference. The matter is not treated as we do our vehicle..get in a minor fender bender, get out look at our vehicle see no visible damage to our paint work, shake hands and drive off. The key word in aviation is SAFETY. Being an expert and all that you should know that.
  • some croppo (18/03/2017, 20:14) Like (11) Dislike (22) Reply
    Who was directing the plane?
    • retired pilot (19/03/2017, 16:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Departing private jets are not directed, when departing, only given a "clear to taxi" from the tower. And YES, it is not as if a car has a little scratch. A minor dent to a plane can cause to change their performance and can in a worse scenario cause an accident.
  • wize up (18/03/2017, 20:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Progress is good thing but progress comes with a very high price(especially under poor leadership).... progress should be regulated
  • ??? (18/03/2017, 21:11) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Guana vs Necker maybe? How about Necker vs Oil Nut. My money's on Necker...His money is way longer. Has Sharks on his side too..
  • Man about airport (18/03/2017, 21:15) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Carelessness should not be a pretext to defend expansion of airport.
    • he right (18/03/2017, 23:51) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      Have you ever thought about, what if these jets stop coming here? They are the ones that keep us going, paying their jet fees and all. Clearly it didn't have space to park some jets... now look what it has caused because lack of space! You have to start looking at the big picture. Improve facility to have more room to park jets and other insurance reason.
  • and (18/03/2017, 21:30) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rich folk
    • See Cat (20/03/2017, 10:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Rich folk sustain the economy of the VI,in banking and in tourism. They could simply find another airport and another plane,another boat, another port and if they do then that is " your problem".
  • NezRez (18/03/2017, 22:08) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pilot error has nothing to do with government progress. Also to those of you who think otherwise, these were just accidents, which happen all the time. There is no super natural forces behind them....SMH!
  • We need the airport expansion. (18/03/2017, 23:30) Like (13) Dislike (15) Reply
    We need the airport expansion. We need it badly.. I trust the Chinese to deliver on time and on budget...We need space more and more private jets are coming every day. We out of space now. Those space cost alot of money.. nothing is Free. . The Airport is a good investment..
    • are you kidding (20/03/2017, 09:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are correct that the expansion needs to be done, but if you are relying on the Chinese to do it on time, on budget and properly, then you are in for a shock.
      I have seen the work they do in Costa Rica, Canada, Ghana and a few other places, and they deliver nothing but low quality!
      The airport will need a lot of repairs over the next few years. mark my words on that one!
  • Just saying (18/03/2017, 23:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The white plane was not park properly.
  • Ya me born (19/03/2017, 09:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Might be totally wrong but I'll say the black jet hit the white jet.
  • The unpopular Truth. (19/03/2017, 09:46) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    We need the run way expansion. I trust the Chinese to do it on time, on budget and properly.. so much private Jets coming no space. Remember These space cost money... Let's get the expansion going, it will $150. Mil. Now. The next 4 yrs it will cost $250 mil.. Now is the time. Airport airstrip expansion is a must at some point. Do it now. Get it over with. Just make sure it's done in away that we don't have to go down that road in the next 50 yrs.
  • west (19/03/2017, 18:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    well No one died they can be easily repaired

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