Owner and President of Hummingbird Air, Sam Raphael, has praised his pilot for the manner in which he handled an incident involving one of company’s aircraft earlier Monday in Barbuda.
“I am grateful for the professional manner in which the pilot handled the aircraft during the incident and that everyone is fine. Hummingbird Air looks forward to continuing its service to customers” Raphael, who was on board the aircraft, told Dominica News Online.
According to Raphael the incident occurred in Barbuda at 11:20 am, when upon a normal landing the right landing gear apparently collapsed causing the aircraft to veer off the runway which resulted in some damage to a wing of the aircraft.
All five passengers aboard and the pilot exited the aircraft safely.
Hummingbird Air is based in Canefield Dominica. It began commercial flights in July last year.