US investigators to begin CAL crash investigations

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American investigators are due in Guyana today, to start investigations into Saturday's Caribbean Airlines crash at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
The investigators are expected to remove the plane's black box and data voice recorder.
The probe is being spearheaded by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, and will include personnel from the US National Transport Safety Board.
Caribbean Airlines said it would refrain from offering any further explanation as to what may have caused the crash and would await the outcome of the investigations.
Meanwhile, the airline's Head of Corporate Communications, Laura Asbjornsen, says passengers may have to wait a bit longer for their baggage, as the authorities have to secure the aircraft before retrieving luggage.    
She said the process of retrieving items from the aircraft is complex, as each baggage has to be logged, tagged, and stored in clear bags.
Mrs Asbjornsen said passengers are being compensated for the delays.
Caribbean Airlines BW523, en route from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Georgetown, Guyana, crashed approximately 1:32 Saturday morning.        The plane broke in two, however, the 157 passengers and 6 crew members on board survived.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed deep regret at the Caribbean Airlines crash.
In a statement sent to Bharrat Jadgeo, Guyana's President and Trinidad's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar - Mr Golding said his immediate concern was for the welfare of the passengers and crew particularly those who suffered injuries.
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