Antigua and Barbuda slams InterCaribbean following technical issues

The grounded aircraft

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has expressed his concern about the safety of InterCaribbean Airlines’ flights following a series of technical issues that have caused passengers anxiety.

In the latest incident, Flight 713 to Barbados suffered a technical problem shortly after takeoff from Douglas-Charles Airport and had to return to Dominica. The plane made several loops over the island before landing safely.

This comes after a similar incident occurred at V.C Bird International Airport in Antigua about four weeks ago when an Inter-Caribbean plane experienced engine failure during take-off.

While no harm was done, PM Browne expressed his concern about the frequency of these incidents and urged the airline to improve its maintenance practices to ensure passenger safety. He stated that the incidents are becoming too frequent and undermining the public’s confidence in the airline.

InterCaribbean Airlines confirmed that the pilot of Flight 713 detected an anomaly in one of the engines soon after takeoff from Douglas-Charles Airport.

As a precautionary measure, the captain shut down the affected engine and returned to Marigot, where the plane landed without any further incident. Emergency procedures were implemented, and emergency services were on standby as the aircraft landed safely.

To ensure the comfort and convenience of the affected passengers, InterCaribbean Airlines is sending another aircraft to Marigot.

The new plane will accommodate all the passengers affected by the incident,  with the intention of providing them with a safe and seamless journey to their destination.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 19, 2024

    So, the truth is never told: someone must lie!
    For more than fifty (50) years since the first piper aircraft arrived from Montserrat, and landed in Dominica, it landed and took off from Melville Hall Airport, between the Melville and Londonderry Estates; located between Marigot and Wesley! Hence, from the inception of the airport built by the British Colonial government it was named “Melville Hall Airport” until Roosevelt Skerrit decided to change the name to Douglas Charles.
    There are no Airport in the village of Marigot, never was and never will be!
    It’s beyond me and those of us in our late sixties and seventies to see the dishonesty, of lying about something as simple as that!
    This is not simply an exaggeration it is a total and complete fabricated lie!

  2. The Crow
    April 16, 2024

    Many excoriated LIAT for being late and wanted to see its demise. well, here we have it. Intercaribbean is far worse than LIAT. From its introduction into the eastern Caribbean this airline has been and continue to be problems. If it is not one problem, it is another. And to make it worse, their customer relations is just crap. Call their customer service and you get some Spanish speaking person who cannot understand you nor you understand him. What a sad state of affairs.

  3. Tt
    April 16, 2024

    hold them accountable. it’s the job.

  4. Ibo France
    April 15, 2024

    Typical Gaston Browne in spanking form. Here he is trying his utmost best to exploit one mishap of inter Caribbean Airlines.

    Meantime, LIAT 2020, that should have been in operation since four years ago under his government’s efforts, is still grounded without a definitive date to the commencement of its first flight. LIAT is right now incapacitated by severe landing gear and engine problems. The use of these near to retirement planes is more of a safety risk than the planes used by InterCaribbean Airlines.

    Gaston should occupy his mid and energy with devising plans and strategies to overcome the gargantuan national debt, water, pothole, mold, inflation, missing persons crises in his grossly mismanaged, smelly country.

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