Fourteen firemen questioned over theft from Fly Jamaica plane
-one comes forward with stolen items
Fourteen firefighters were questioned by police yesterday amid claims that they stole personal items belonging to the crew and passengers of the Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash-landed yesterday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.
This was confirmed by both Divisional Commander Calvin Chapman and Fire Chief Marlon Gentle.
While Chapman only confirmed that the officers were being questioned, Gentle explained that 14 of his officers both those who were on duty and those who showed up at the scene to offer assistance were being questioned.
Gentle further said that having received a report of stolen property, one officer came forward with some of the stolen items which prompted further investigations.
“This is a severe breach of all regulations and SOPs of the Fire Service and clear case of dishonesty. This would not be condoned at any time by the Fire Service; there will be a full investigation and the persons will face the severity of the law to send a clear message because a clear message must be sent,” the Fire Chief said.
“It is very depressing for this to happen to the fire service,” he added.
The Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 after it landed yesterday morning