St. Lucia airport remains closed after crash

The plane after crashing in St. Lucia. Photo credit: St. Lucia Star

The George Charles Airport on the outskirts of Castries, St Lucia remained closed today after a small aircraft crashed while attempting to land.

The St. Lucia Star reports that the incident took place at 11 a.m. yesterday.

The St Lucia Air and Sea Port Authority (SLASPA) said the pilot, Silvanus Ernest, who was alone on the twin engine Cessna A421 aircraft, escaped injury.

The St. Lucia Star reports that Ernest was on his way to Barbados from St. Lucia when he ran into trouble and upon his return to the airport realized his landing gear was faulty. He landed after three previous attempts.

Authorities have not given any indications when the airport will reopen and CMC is reporting that several flights to the island have been affected.

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20 Comments

  1. careful wat u wish 4
    May 9, 2011

    if the story is about the plan mishap- then talk about that- give energy to nothing else. i hope you people realized that your thoughts have power.so stop giving power to the wrong things man!…

  2. kat
    April 15, 2011

    live in st lucia

  3. sam
    April 15, 2011

    oh

  4. wdefwgpkhiefsoigphewrhewhbqwagdhfnv
    April 14, 2011

    No one was hurt seriously.. These small aircrafts now n then always have problems

  5. suson santi
    April 14, 2011

    Boy if it. Da mat and anjelo would say so much things

  6. DA
    April 14, 2011

    Dominican we were never like that what happen to us ,Dominican use to think before they talk where did that go.remember people all over read these remarks.

    • LOCKHEED
      April 14, 2011

      The advent of technogly and hiding behand a computer or any other device make some people go crazy and not being made accountable is a free for all so it`s going to get worst stay tuned. MR COX”

  7. Kazimi
    April 14, 2011

    People it is an acciendent, we should be happy that guy made it out alive. This incident is not connected to Dominica in any way.

    Relax and drink some coconut

  8. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 14, 2011

    Leave Government and politics out of it for a change, please. Just thank God that the pilot escaped scot-free.

  9. Unbelievable
    April 14, 2011

    Why is it that no matter what the topic, politics has to be brought in?

    This incident can happen anywhere (look at JFK earlier this week), this is not a political story.
    Get with it and let us move on to get the country on a sound footing.

  10. bata kalinago
    April 14, 2011

    Can’t anything happen in or out of Dominica without all you include politics? All you that have Dominica so!

    • fuke-chillott!!
      April 14, 2011

      I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND SOME OF THEM IGNORANTS that in Dominica!…Toute bagai se politics.. you’re not lying on that one my dear kalinago friend. STUEPSSSSSSS… two kwass kaka ki ah dans yo! lolz

  11. Blackie
    April 14, 2011

    lol u sayin that in joke… Doh even talk for Matt

  12. Die Hard
    April 14, 2011

    If it was in melville hall that had happen bon dieu, look blows workers would give my government and Prime Minister

    • dominican i come from
      April 14, 2011

      So true

      • Hello
        April 14, 2011

        It is absolutely true. Imagine the celebration that was on “cue” when it was reported that Charlo was sick

      • kii
        April 14, 2011

        is true because dominican too stupid when comes to that they just small minded thats all

    • The Star
      April 14, 2011

      is true.

    • Anonymous
      April 15, 2011

      SO THE NEWS REPORT SAYS FAULTY LANDING GEAR ALL U PUT POLITICS IN IT WHAT A SHAME.SOMETIMES I FEAR TO SAY AM A DOMINICAN TO BE SERIOUS DOMINICA CANT MOVE FORWARD WHEN CLOWNS LIKE YOU SPEAK IN PUBLIC.(INTERNET)

    • careful wat u wish 4
      May 9, 2011

      now y would u go and say that! you have just given the thought energy…

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