LIAT makes emergency landing in Guadeloupe

A LIAT flight from Dominica to Antigua was forced to divert its 47 passengers to the Le Raizet Airport in Guadeloupe this morning after an indicator light illuminated in the cockpit.

The Management of LIAT (1974) LTD says as a precautionary procedure emergency services were on standby and the landing was uneventful with no injury to passengers or crew or damage to the aircraft.

Arrangements are being made for the affected passengers to be accommodated on another LIAT service.

The aircraft is being examined by the company’s maintenance staff and will undergo the various checks as stipulated by the manufacturer’s maintenance manual before being returned to service.

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22 Comments

  1. suson santi
    April 14, 2011

    Are boy if it was da u dan no

  2. die hard liat
    February 24, 2011

    big up to the most high ,then to the pilots you guys really good

  3. VI DIVA
    February 24, 2011

    people please stop complaining and just give god thanks because it could have been worse, and nobody would be alive to know who drop by and who did not. JUST THANK THE ALMIGHTY BECAUSE HE WAS RIGHT THERE. :-D

  4. Dominican Abroad
    February 24, 2011

    I have always heard good things about the LIAT pilots. This just proves that what I have heard is correct. Thank God they were able to land the plane safe. THANK YOU JESUS!

  5. sandraw
    February 24, 2011

    I was on that flight. Firstly, I would like to thank the pilot for getting us down safely.
    However, many of the passengers were clearly terrified. The right hand propeller
    Stopped completely, and fluid was leaking from the body of the plane. Although the
    Pilot said. ‘Don’t worry’, I am sure I was not the only one who didn’t know that a two
    Propeller plane can land safely on one engine! We were left in Guadeloupe airport for
    Over 4 hours. The Liat representative worked hard, but we were not kept informed of
    Developments.
    By the time I arrived in Antigua I had just enough time to check in to
    Come back to Dominica! Then we were delayed almost an hour for incorrect paperwork
    Liat and Antigua airport really need to make more effort .

    • only
      February 24, 2011

      Sounds like LIAT to me.

  6. Accept your Reality
    February 24, 2011

    Thank God for protecting those on board….but you can make certain Liat will not make arrangement or help with undue hardship for the passengers who missed their connecting flight to their final destination. Liat Voleur

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    February 23, 2011

    Great job to the crew of LIAT!

  8. another
    February 23, 2011

    Good Job, just reinforces your point to keep only daylight schedules into Melville Hall..
    safety is the Key!

  9. Check me
    February 23, 2011

    I hope liat is not cutting back on plane maintenace spending, like they planing on worker…

  10. frequent flyer
    February 23, 2011

    great job LIAT Crew

  11. Anonymous
    February 23, 2011

    praise God! For his mercy.

  12. Lord
    February 23, 2011

    I Giving God Thanks No Body Was Hurt….Amen

  13. yout
    February 23, 2011

    God is all powerful…Praises to you oh JAH

  14. Concerned
    February 23, 2011

    that’s not what my friend who was on the flight told me. he said and i quote “imagine nobody from LIAT meet us to see if everybody is okay, they treated it like it was due to bad weather and not their fault… and up to this time LIAT keeping to quiet”

    i wonder why my friend would say that eh

    i wonder

    • BB
      February 24, 2011

      yA’LL TOO LIKE STORY!!!!!!!! what more do you want??? GEEZ!!!

      • respect
        February 24, 2011

        I was one of those persons on board, you was not there. I must first compliment the pilots for landing safely and making all the right decisions. Up to this point in time no officials from Liat met with the passages to at least say something from their point of view we stayed in Guadeloupe for over four hours waiting for another plane where Antigua is only 15 – 20 minutes from Guadeloupe.

        When we reach Antigua we were treated like all other passages in transit. no official of LIAT met us on the plane to say anything.

        I must say the only good treatment we got was from the one lady in Guadeloupe who was trying to get information for us from Antigua and had a hard time doing this. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A great concern FOR LIAT.

        I guess for us to make something of this we had to crash.

        BUT THANK GOD WE ARE ALIVE AND THE PILOT LANDED SAFELY.

        AND THIS IS NOT A STORY THERE IS MORE BUT IN TIME

    • only
      February 24, 2011

      It is never LIAT’s fault…….don’t you know that……..especially when you are inconvenienced by them.
      They are not customer oriented. That needs to be improved greatly. If they had more competition, it would be.

  15. Really Concerned
    February 23, 2011

    You can call LIAT Vorler, you can call them all kinds of names, but you must give them their due recognition for safety. I applaud the crew for doing the right thing.

  16. Taitai
    February 23, 2011

    Liat still a relatively safe airline to fly with. Had no major accident since 1986 when one of their planes went down somewhere between Dominica and St Vincent. Vinci carnival queen died on that flight.

  17. Channel 1
    February 23, 2011

    Thank God no major mishap occurred.

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