LIAT grounds aircraft in Antigua

Liat-logo2Regional airline, LIAT, grounded one of its aircraft in Antigua on Monday after it developed a steering defect.

In a release on Monday the airline said shortly after 11:00 am the aircraft developed the problem while taxiing at the VC Bird International Airport.

The aircraft was moved to the ramp where it’s being examined by the company’s maintenance staff and will undergo the necessary repairs before being returned to service.

The flight, LI775, was en route from Antigua to Trinidad via St. Lucia when the incident occurred.

“Passengers are being accommodated on other LIAT services,” the airline said.



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  1. john
    January 29, 2014

    LIAT always get malfunction. Nothing new.

  2. Tj
    January 28, 2014

    LIAT again

  3. Malgraysa
    January 28, 2014

    Why was the original image of the Liat aircraft in this report replaced with a Liat logo??

    • faceup
      January 28, 2014

      Who cares ! 8-O

  4. 4CARS
    January 28, 2014

    I have nothing negative to say about LIAT. That plane/fleet has been flying me since I learned to fly. Coming down for landing over those Marigot mountains my my poo poo boil; but they always touch down safely. Thanks be to Jesus. I counting my blessings while others are complaining. Think of when we didn’t have no damn airport! my Mother went to England on a boat. The trip lasted for about 21 days. She didn’t return till we had an Airport. Hush all you mout!

  5. Glochaud
    January 27, 2014

    Merci Dieu. Everyone is safe. Small islands, we do not need any disasters. Come on people, give DNO a break. Thanks DNO report whatever you want.

  6. January 27, 2014

    All you sort those planes are not new they are second hand from France if they were new we so couldn’t afford liat tickets

    • Malatete
      January 28, 2014

      These aircraft are not old or second hand. Brenton Henry of the Antigua Obeserver reports that it concerns one of the new Liat planes. There is an image of the aircraft in question being towed accompanying the report, which tells me that it is an ATR72-600, which can not be more than 7 months old, given that the first one was put into service in June of last year.

  7. Anonymous
    January 27, 2014

    Excuse me but why is this news worthy? Are we going to report in the media when our personal vehicles break down or they are at the repair shop? I would think that with so much going on we can find more important things to report on that are news worthy.

    • 4CARS
      January 28, 2014

      LIAT is not a “personal Vehicle.” It’s a commercial Vehicle, Jacko… Why all you like to give DNO hells like that nuh? even if they like to erase 98% of my comments. I’d like to meet with the staff. ehhhmmmm

    • Anonymous
      January 28, 2014

      I don’t know why this is a news item. Airline pull plane out of service all the time for all kinds of problems. It is just a fact of life in this business.

      Must be a slow day.

  8. .
    January 27, 2014

    I LIKE LIAT. It’s the best airline that has ever ever ever served the region.
    Linton can look for other airlines, when he comes in, BUT PLEASE LEAVE MY LIAT ALONE. OK!

  9. White Oak
    January 27, 2014

    …what does this have to do with my life?

  10. Malatete
    January 27, 2014

    Malfunctions can happen any time. However, it is worrying that this involved one of LIAT’s new ATR turboprops. I would have thought that preventive maintenance would have taken care of such an occurrence.

    • Arbitrator
      January 28, 2014

      Machines break people, give it a rest. Preventative Maintenance don’t stop airplanes from breaking. Airplanes Goes through more maintenance than any car on the road, let it rest. Word of advice LIAT, avoid negative press.

  11. Arbitrator
    January 27, 2014

    Malfunctions on on airplanes happen all the time. Simple stuff like that shouldn’t make the news. I don’t believe its a need to know from the public. LIAT need to stop bring so much attention to themselves.

    • under the radar
      January 27, 2014

      bad attention too

  12. Ronnie
    January 27, 2014

    LIAT safety first. Thanks for the information better be late than don’t reach at all. God Bless LIAT.

  13. roger
    January 27, 2014

    Thank God the problem occurred while on the ground,this is good news.

  14. Langue Kabwit
    January 27, 2014

    Liat give us all the information. Is it one of the new aircrafts, why are you hiding that from us? Please we the public want to know as taxpayers hard earned cash is also involved.

    • Anonymous
      January 27, 2014

      It appears that you have more info. Tellus.

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