ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 11, 2010 – The management of LIAT (1974) LTD wishes to inform that LI 557 travelling from Antigua to Dominica on Tuesday 09th March 2010, with 34 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.
As a precautionary procedure, emergency services were on standby and the landing was uneventful with no damage to passengers or the aircraft.
All of the affected passengers have since been accommodated on other LIAT services.
The aircraft was examined by the company’s maintenance staff and underwent various checks as stipulated by the manufacturer’s maintenance manual and has since been returned to service.
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.