Airplane Diverts After ‘Burning Smell’ Onboard

April 11, 2014

A Caribbean Airlines flight travelling from New York to Trinidad diverted to Bermuda this morning [Apr 11] as a result of the “smell of electrical burning” in the cabin. The Boeing 737-800 — which has 106 people onboard — landed incident free, and no injuries were reported.

There are two Caribbean Airlines planes at LF Wade International Airport as of 2.30pm:

Caribbean airlines flight in Bermuda

A police spokesperson said, “At 4:53am on Friday 11th April 2014, a Caribbean Airline Flight BW425 travelling from JFK in route to Trinidad with 106 passengers and crew onboard was rerouted to Bermuda as a result of the smell of electrical burning in the cabin.

“The plane landed incident free. No injuries were reported. The airport terminal was opened to accommodate all 106 passengers and crew. The plane has been grounded and the passengers are presently on island awaiting passage to their final destination.”

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  1. nuffin but the truth says:

    Thank you for Flying Coconut Airlines
    we hope you have a nice time in Bermuda.

    • ACE BOY says:

      You’re a SMALL MINDED INGNORANT IDIOT! The world would be much better with out A-holes like you!

    • Redman says:

      The same thing happened to my wife and I a few weeks ago when leaving LAX, we where taxing out for take off when the strong smell of an electrical fire or short plus smoke starts blowing through the cabin. We taxied back in and had to change planes, it was a problem with one of the air conditioning units. The Airline? American Airlines.

      These things happen, it must have been pretty scary for all on board as it was unsettling to say the least for all on our flight and we where still on the ground. I’m just happy for all concerned that this had a happy ending.

  2. Terry says:

    I did the same on a flight from NY to Jacksonville.

    Light up in the bathroom….get a free nights stay and have a dark and stormy.

    No brainer………………………..

  3. Kitty Kat says:


    or even Rum Swizzle

    I like that one.

  4. SERZ TALK says:

    why are there two planes?

    • Terry says:

      They travel in pairs.
      Plus we make the best dark and stormies.

      Get real.
      Too oily…………………..

    • micro says:

      First one won’t be flyable for a while? The airline flew an empty plane here to take the passengers the rest of the way?

      That’s some dedication to their customers, not cheap at all to fly a empty or nearly empty plane.

      • Caribbean Man says:

        Thats not true micro. The second plane did not arrive her empty. It made a stop to deposit the engineers to fix the first plane and then continued its journey to NY JFK..

    • JUNK YARD DOG says:

      Because they got more than one .

    • Caribbean Man says:

      The second plane brought the engineers from Trinidad to fix the diverted plane. The second plane just made a stop to deposit the engineers and continued to it final destination, JFK.

  5. HR says:

    Coconut Airlines….LMAO
    Lighten up Ace Boy

    • nuffin but the truth says:

      ace boy been drinking too much green cool aid,lost his sensahumor!

  6. Kristopher says:

    As least somewhere else has their own airline and coconuts too. Not bad!

  7. nuffin but the truth says:

    if ya got any techknow how,Google this

  8. mixitup says:

    I have flown Caribbean Airlines a few times I’ll tell you, its much better than many American Carriers.

  9. PANGAEA says:


    Just think of the very worst possible Plane disaster.

    What if ! a plane has to ditch here ?

    Bermuda has to be ready at a moments notice to deal with every eventuality medical or otherwise at our airport.

    Some body wants an Ambulance in St Davids, Why not keep it at the Airport.

    A fleet of Taxis would do just fine as emergency vehicles if suitably equipped, those drivers are some of the best in the world.

    An Airport is .

    A Hotel.
    A Hospital.
    A Fracture clinic.
    A Restaurant.
    A Burn center.

    And what ever you want it to be in the great hall at the Airport then bring the doctors and nursed in with grab boxes of equipment.

    Communications is the absolute key for any and all emergencies.

    Are we ready to do a practice exercise tomorrow at night ?

  10. ACE BOY says:

    FYI For those who didn’t know, Caribbean Airlines is Air Jamaica partnered with a company in Trinidad. The Coconut comment was just out of order. #JustSayin

    • nuffin but the truth says:

      ACE BOY
      do you homework before you are playing with a bad deck on this one
      if ya got any techknow how,Google this

    • trees says:

      Sheesh Ace Boy you’re looking pretty silly after watching that vid! Even the pilots call themselves coconut airlines! SMDH!

      • Ace Boy says:

        Well clearly Trees, your train of thought is impaired by all them trees. That video you bies posted has nothing to do with the Airline. I see you bies are making some pretty racsist comments. Clearly you have nothing else better to do. (such is life)

  11. Lick My Chicken says:

    It’s not Caribbean Airlines it is Cariburn Airlines (joke if you get it) lol

    • mixitup says:

      Glad you are the only one who finds yourself funny..

  12. PANGAEA says:

    We all have a choice, Laugh or Cry !

  13. Banana Leaf says:

    Perhaps the will consider making scheduled stops here on their way south.

  14. dorcy says:

    The second plane was here dropping of a aircraft mechanic an parts. Due to the fact the aircraft mechanic here can only do so much to a plane.