Three people have been confirmed dead in a plane crash on Sunday afternoon at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua.
The accident occurred around 4:00 pm.
Media reports indicate that the pilot and a passenger of Fly Montserrat Islander aircraft died on the scene when the plane lost altitude and crashed during take off. Another passenger was later confirmed dead at hospital by the authorities.
Another passenger is in critical condition at hospital.
The pilot of the aircraft has been identified as Jason Forbes. The names of the other victims have not been released.
Reports suggest weather may be a factor as heavy rains and thunder were reported around the time of the crash.
The airport was shut down but has since been re-opened.