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.