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UPDATE: Plane caught fire shortly after ‘unauthorised’ landing on Anegada- Police

Police have since confirmed they are investigating an unauthorised landing of an aircraft at the Auguste George Airport on Anegada in the early hours of the morning, September 20, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that police are investigating a suspicious plane landing at Auguste George Airport on Anegada early this morning, September 20, 2023. Photo: Google Earth
Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that police are investigating a suspicious plane landing at Auguste George Airport on Anegada early this morning, September 20, 2023. Photo: Google Earth
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Police have since confirmed they are investigating an unauthorised landing of an aircraft at the Auguste George Airport on Anegada in the early hours of the morning, September 20, 2023.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has also disclosed that the plane subsequently caught afire.

“Shortly after landing, a fire of unknown origin engulfed the aircraft. The blaze was extinguished by fire officers who are based at the airport,” the RVIPF stated in a press release this morning.

The RVIPF said the investigation is active; therefore, no further information can be provided at this time.

Anyone who has any information relating to this incident may call the Intelligence Unit at 284-368-9339.

See previous article published September 20, 2023

Police reportedly investigating 'suspicious' plane landing on Anegada

Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that police are investigating a suspicious plane landing on Anegada early this morning, September 20, 2023.

The aircraft reportedly landed around 4:00 AM at the Auguste George Airport.

There are unconfirmed reports that the plane encountered difficulties on landing.

More details to follow.

It was on August 19, 2023, that large amounts of cocaine were discovered on an aircraft that was grounded at Auguste George Airport on Anegada.

36 Responses to “UPDATE: Plane caught fire shortly after ‘unauthorised’ landing on Anegada- Police”

  • Xxx (20/09/2023, 08:20) Like (4) Dislike (29) Reply
    Free the drew
  • Blindman (20/09/2023, 08:28) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    Anegada has become the drop spot they realize that ther is only one officer on island and they out power the one man before backup cant get there . The smugglers more smarter than the police while you coming from the west they going east heading back of jost.
  • John Wick (20/09/2023, 08:52) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    August 19th, 2023 and September 19th, 2023? Hm. Coincidence or thoroughly planned?
  • Majestic Life Watch (20/09/2023, 08:57) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    The losses keep piling up.
  • fish (20/09/2023, 09:26) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    The drug trade needs room stop it
  • ok (20/09/2023, 09:38) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply
    Firemen at the airport at 4 am. Interesting.
    • question (20/09/2023, 13:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same thing I said
    • Blind Man (20/09/2023, 21:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ ok you ain't heard truck found a the point packed with cocaine in bushes that belong to fire officer this thing going on for a long time.
  • annie (20/09/2023, 09:45) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wondere if the cargo was hauled out and the plane caught fire subsequently
  • Curious (20/09/2023, 09:47) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why was there fire officers at the airport at 4am unless it was an approved flight?
    • smh (20/09/2023, 10:32) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply

      You must be a &^%*@ @%$. The Airport fire personnel must've been alerted after the fire started. It didn't say they were stationed there when the plane landed.

      • Curious (20/09/2023, 14:07) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
        @smh- so let me get this straight….what your saying is that, someone saw this fire at 4am, had time to get the Airport fire officers numbers, make contact with all of them at 4am, make them get out them bed, drive to the airport, get the firetruck ready then drive out to the plane- which just happens to hold fuel in it which fire LOVE. Idk but that sounds like atleast 30-45 mins of work, and considering the size of the plane…….nothing should have been left by time they made it to the airport to out the fire. Ijs….
  • Divine Intervention (20/09/2023, 09:47) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hmmm. That was destined to happened. This is the 4th plane in a short space of time. You all need to stop.
  • coco (20/09/2023, 10:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    That sounds fishy
  • bojan (20/09/2023, 10:27) Like (22) Dislike (20) Reply
    Some of you don't know how much women and children get help from the drug trade for the Goverment have their full share of problems if you think they not look over the next 5years see if government give salaries increase and tell me what that means also look you hear how much are retired by year end and retiries have to be paid before other government workers so now the workers has put in their time and their pay cannot go up it's out of the service they go.
    • @bojan (20/09/2023, 13:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      So let me get this straight, drug monies goes into government accounts. Cause I thought the pay out would go to the crooked individual direct. How that benefits government employees as a whole? In addition the corrupt persons raiding government coffers. Solution is put persons with integrity in office if they greedy enough to walk the fence they going still raid the money. So technically I don't see what you predict as a result.
    • Are you sure (20/09/2023, 14:11) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Look at Mexico. It is a warzone. Even before now when Pablo Escobar was in power it was said he built hospitals and other good things in the community but then what? About 4000 people dead. A plane was said to have been blown up to kill a single target. No matter how you slice it drug dealing leads to greed, and greed leads to gang wars and that's when alot of innocent people start to die. Right now they more or less killing each other out but let drug dealing escalate and you will see. Kidnappings and innocent killings will occur. There is no long term benefits from drug dealing to a country because the bad far always outweighs the good. People keep crying about England this and that and COI. Let the drug game get out of hand and people will be begging for them to come help restore order. Only a fool would encourage drug dealing. Politicians need to do their job yes but the answer could never be drugs.
  • coco (20/09/2023, 10:47) Like (34) Dislike (5) Reply
    Plz put some police officers at the Anegada airport morning and night.
  • coco (20/09/2023, 11:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It need night security officers and police at the Anegada airport
  • Strupes (20/09/2023, 11:50) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
    The plane had an issue so it landed. Why they need authority for a emergency landing and why ya'll so quick to talk bout drugs this n that. Worry bout paying ayo bills n feeding your kids from speculating bs
  • Curious (20/09/2023, 12:39) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    What happens to a plane that gets seized? A boat gets towed to the marine base, gets sold at auction or destroyed. If a plane is found to be involved in nefarious activities, where does the plane go for storage or to be secured?? I wonder how many on the force know how to fly…
  • Hotmess (20/09/2023, 13:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @bojan that's blood money
  • lol (20/09/2023, 14:00) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
  • yellow (20/09/2023, 14:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @strupes you know better. When it hit your door steps , dont hold your head and cry too Jah for help.
  • The music (20/09/2023, 15:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Put a navy ship in Anegada waters
  • Anegada runway (20/09/2023, 15:43) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    needs to be covered with spike strips at night now to puncture the 'unauthorized' plane's tires.
  • Honestly (20/09/2023, 16:35) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Cocaine is colombias biggest export right now…. Money so less Tortola let them build up the economy some. The roads need to fix. Let them buy big house build the roads up. Sadly this is how the society is being built. Downvote me all day but y’all own premiere was tryna get rich or die trying. If he had too that imagine the regular ppl out there struggling. They know the risk they die they die hey.
  • Yep (20/09/2023, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    As the ship leave the plane just crash with the coke
  • Me (21/09/2023, 09:06) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about the pilot ? was he/she/them burn to ashes?
  • smh (21/09/2023, 10:55) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The police them too two face for me . Worrying about the wrong set of things and people , why ayo don’t find out how L&M build a huge house cash and ship in over 40 rentals and bike , I know government don’t pay that much!!!!!! No hate but they over there harassing people who working honestly hard.
  • Me (21/09/2023, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We àre Ànegadians where is our rep.Vincent we want to hear your voice too much negativity going on over here.Showup or shut the hell up you clown

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