ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The management of LIAT (1974) Limited wishes to inform that LI 774 travelling from Guyana to Barbados this morning, with 43 passengers on board, had a main wheel failure during takeoff.
The aircraft continued to the Grantley Adams International Airport where, as a precautionary measure, emergency services were on standby. The landing was uneventful and the passengers disembarked at the gate in Barbados.
The aircraft is being examined by the company’s maintenance department and will undergo the various checks stipulated by the manufacturer before it is returned to service.
LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at www.liat.com.
MEDIA CONTACT | Desmond L. Brown | Head of brownDes@liat.com|Corporate Communications | LIAT (1974) LTD | Head Office, Coolidge Business Complex | Sir George Walter Highway | Antigua | Telephone: +1 268 480 6222 | fax: +1 268 480 5638 | email: