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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, January 11, 2010 – The management of LIAT (1974) LTD wishes to inform that LI 771 travelling from Antigua to St. Lucia on Sunday 10th January 2010, with 25 passengers on board, returned to the V.C. Bird International Airport shortly after take-off, as a precautionary measure when an indicator light illuminated in the cockpit.
Upon return to home base, the aircraft was examined by the company’s maintenance staff and underwent various checks as stipulated by the manufacturer’s maintenance manual.
The aircraft departed later in the day for St. Lucia, but once again the Captain took the decision to return to Antigua following a repeat of the incident with the indicator light.
As a precautionary procedure, emergency services were on standby on both occasions and the landings were uneventful with no damage to passengers or the aircraft. In both instances the captains carried out the manufacturer’s recommendations.
All of the affected passengers have since been accommodated on other LIAT services.
LIAT (1974) LTD takes the opportunity to apologise to its passengers for any inconvenience that may have occurred as a result of these incidents.
LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with the major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at www.liat.com .
Desmond Brown, Corporate Communications Manager, LIAT (1974) Limited, Head Office, Sealey Building, Sir George Walter Highway, Antigua. Telephone: +268 480 5600 EXT 6222, fax: +268 480 5638 and email: email@example.com.