LIAT aircraft lands safely despite pressurization problem

liat2The management of LIAT (1974) Limited wishes to inform that LI 563 travelling from Dominica to Barbados last evening, with 18 passengers on board, developed a pressurization problem while en route.

The Barbados Airport Authorities, in keeping with their procedures, had their emergency equipment on alert in spite of the fact that the operating captain indicated that it was not an emergency situation and no assistance was required.

The aircraft landed without any further incident. There was no smoke in the cabin as suggested in the media, however, after landing, when the air-conditioning system was activated in the normal manner, there was a vaporised mist from the air vents which is customary. The crew reported there were no reports of difficulty in breathing by the passengers.

Following investigation and analysis by LIAT’s Maintenance and Engineering Department the aircraft was returned to service.

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45 Comments

  1. kiss me as company
    August 30, 2013

    i wish a next airline would take over the Caribbean liat nt ready yet……. my advise to every one travailing from or to the US ENGLAND CHINE or anywhere u have to take a connecting flight don’t fly liat…… lait cost me $500 us because of the BS and God knows i have too get my satisfaction…

  2. dominican abroad
    August 30, 2013

    This is crazy!.Thankful these people are safe. However, as long as LIAT is the only major airline operating from the major stops from abroad; they will not change their characteristics,methods,or enhance anything within them. Their conclusion? People abroad will return to the caribbean to visit their islands or family members. Thus,when there is another airline operating to and from dominica,a lot of folks will consider returning to visit. Other than that, I think folks will travel else where,since it is way cheaper,plus other airlines seem to be much more reliable than LIAT. Good luck!

  3. Show me the money
    August 29, 2013

    Liat was to leave Dominica at 2 something pm and they only leaving now after 8 pmfor Antigua and my 2 children on it

  4. Oh Boy
    August 29, 2013

    sookoo! :-o

  5. beinformed
    August 29, 2013

    Stop putting people in a panic! This www not an emergency situation. Granted the passengers ears would hurt them but that it! An aircraft can fly bellow 9000ft unpressurised. Know the facts before you report and cause a major stir. The mist from the a.c. is normal. DNO I will say it again. Regardless of the mess ups no one can touch the safety and pilot compitence.

  6. DOn't Edit!!!
    August 29, 2013

    You can tell alot about a company by observing its behavior and characteristics. Liat lapses in customer satisfaction and service is one trait that forms part of a bigger picture. If they suffer it meeting customers minimum requirements where else are they lacking….ohhhh equipment failures… this is just the beginning. Liat is near the end of its rope they can sink only a little further before theyre forced to do something

  7. jacqui
    August 29, 2013

    thank god every one is safe, but liat is worthless and i dont give a rats ….for there trouble. because of them, i send much more on united than my pocket can provide. boycut them everyone.

    • LiatPassenger
      August 29, 2013

      look at all the problems LIAT is having, I was just travelling and during my 2 night delay, 3 planes, including 1 i was on developed problems, I saw all these flights before they left. Liat is in a very bad problem, complaints from people will not help at all, they just create stress for Liat employees. Be glad that no plane has crashed yet in all this, no fatalities and hope liat gets better. And why boycut them, how else we are going to travel direct flights, we depend on liat.

  8. Hmmm
    August 29, 2013

    Something must be wrong with LIATS inspection protocol. To many issues in too little time. LIAT please you need to do something now, it’s only a matter of time when lives will be lost.

  9. Bannis
    August 29, 2013

    Although this is customary, as in Airplanes belonging to companies all over the globe to experience these issues once in a while. But LIAT I dont know why you are having such a bad summer.

    WAKE UP!!SHAKE UP!!! RESHUFFLE!!! START FRESH!!!!

  10. DR HA HA
    August 29, 2013

    LIAT management is under pressure……now its aircrafts are feeling too,way papa.. :lol: :lol:

  11. Him
    August 29, 2013

    Dno inform them Dominicans they need to stop hitting liat so hard it’s there only option considering there pm preferred alba over an international airport if liat cuts off Dominica for a week you all will suffer keep that in mind saw you guys celebrating for lights on an airport something that has been everywhere else over 20yrs and more lol funny people guess you all will celebrate an international airport in the next 20yrs lmao I’ll be watching (Haiti the poorest western country has a couple)keep that in mind

  12. cursed 8 million.
    August 28, 2013

    The 8 million causing havoc man. Why nuh?

  13. Juan Pablo
    August 28, 2013

    Only 18 Passengers and we are crying for Internatinal Airport???

    This is not mich airlift…no wonder LIAT is always broke…

    People don’t travel. I took a flight out of ST Lucia to BIM and there were only 10…wow..we are stuck with high air fares across the caribbean

    • Nature Isle
      August 28, 2013

      You answered your own question. People don’t traven to Dominica because of the high air fare. An International airport would significantly reduce the fare which in turn would cause more people to travel. Imagine the fare from Miami to Antigue is half (1/2) the fare from Miami to Dominica and takes one third (1/3) the travel time. Where would you rather go on a vacation? Think about it.

    • commom sense
      August 29, 2013

      its people like you who give dominicans bad name out there in the caribbean.your talking about international airport hense the key word international meaning we will be getting internation passangers.virgin atlantic is always fully booked coming to antigua almost everyday of the year so you being small minded only looking at liat not having passangers look bigger than that please we need an international airport and trust me we will get the passangers

    • tiny
      August 29, 2013

      Its a ripple effect, people don’t travel as much because of the high cost of tickets these days. I remember I used to go back home on every public holiday, these days I cannot affaord to pay 900 every few months to go from the island where i live to visit home for a few days.

    • sense
      August 29, 2013

      people cant travel, you think people sit and say I don’t want to travel, its the price of tickets at the time when there is an opportunity to travel. I heard people say they had to travel for wedding and funeral and refuse to because of ticket price.

  14. Justice and Truth
    August 28, 2013

    I hesitate to state that LIAT appears to have a curse. It may be in the manner in which LIAT treats passengers as it hoards up their fees.
    When you travel by LIAT or any airline for that matter, do pray prior to leaving your home, while heading to the airport, during the flight, upon arriving and repeat it when you are returning, asking God for his protection. I do not leave my place of residence without doing that and while out and traveling. God protects!

  15. Free Thinker
    August 28, 2013

    LIAT what have you done that you are having such a bad Summer? Karma? Shake up LIAT! Shake yourself!! The travelling public depends on you because you have the monopoly.

  16. Cyrique
    August 28, 2013

    Liat again? This is definitely a sign!!! Something must be done. Not only is the management grossly inefficient but the aircraft is unreliable and unsafe!! What next?????

  17. pinky
    August 28, 2013

    poor liat ple wo mal pla chew halaw

    • uhavenoidea
      August 29, 2013

      a new genre or patwa dat man

  18. possie
    August 28, 2013

    Awa we..i find liat getting a little bit too incident popular these days papa. I start to loose confidence

  19. ange
    August 28, 2013

    Thanks god ,god knows best :lol:

  20. Britbob
    August 28, 2013

    Bearing in mind that there were people on that plane who were 9… yes..9 hours late due to the cancelled Li361 that morning ..I say it is time to call a halt. Shut down the whole thing .. work out what you’re doing and start over. Right now for every 1 tourist we entice to come back with all our efforts , LIAT is making 20 turn away. We own part of this shambles and we have to say “THIS MUST STOP …AND NOW!!”

    • SMH
      August 29, 2013

      I agree, I feel like I may never get to see my family again. I am never flying on LIAT. Why virgin airlines can’t come in and save the day.

  21. Porpos
    August 28, 2013

    Look like Liat is paying for their sins because of the way that they treat their customers. Can one believe that Liat is cancelling flights,saying they have problems and using the plane to do charters for Taiwan ambassador. Liat has no respect whatsoever for their customers, since there is no other carrier in the Caribbean, it a matter of take it or stay without.

  22. former participant
    August 28, 2013

    Let us know whether it is one of the Dash’s or one of the new ATR’s.

  23. grandbay girl
    August 28, 2013

    Liat has a bad reputation of poor servive and incompetient but was relatively safe, but lately it seems like Liat is gaining unsafe reputation.
    It is abou time that the Goerment which helped Liat financially including the Present Administration ought to have a meeting with Liat’s management to see what can be done for Liat to better serve it customers.It is not a favour we are receiving from Liat we are paying for a service which has deterioated and is getting worse daily. This is scary We need to get
    another relaible airline to compete with Liat man
    Enough is enough.

  24. sunshine
    August 28, 2013

    OH LIAT!! when is this gonna stop.
    was the money our prime minister invested not enough.Does skerrit have to get more money to invest to solve all these issues.
    Man this is crazy.

  25. JAGOTS
    August 28, 2013

    Jah in heaven, keep watching over your children, you in control. LIAT please, please wait not for the incidents you can’t change or fix, take warning.

  26. Smell-a-Rat
    August 28, 2013

    OMG help all LIAT Pilots, help all paxs. The pilots have been doing a good job, very careful, please continue to protect us travellers

  27. Pondera
    August 28, 2013

    Ladies and gentlemen, let us be careful with the assault that we subject LIAT to. While we are dissatisfied with some aspect of the service, our overloaded criticism can have far reaching effect on our economies. LIAT provides a service that many other industries depend on. Let us be careful. Please allow management to resolve outstanding problems and let us wish the airline well. When LIAT succeed, we all succeed.

    • Anonymous
      August 29, 2013

      What you have to realise is that this has been happening for many many years. the only time Liat improves on its overall service is when they have competition. This is not a recent happening. People are now just fed up of it.

    • John Paul
      August 29, 2013

      Yeah resolve the problem cut the head off management and graft a new one on

    • Anonymous1
      August 29, 2013

      Pondera careful about What? Should we just lie down and take this nonsense….What has happened to us Dominicans?

  28. Dcamassive
    August 28, 2013

    But ay ay, who sold those planes to LIAT?

  29. Patriot
    August 28, 2013

    Lord protect my people

  30. KISAA
    August 28, 2013

    I agree i am a little marco when it comes to flying and to me they can have me stranded for days,i na vexed,i want to know that i flying in a fully operational recently maintained aircraft,so when all are pressuring LIAT let me be the voice that says,,,,,,take your time,do what you after do,i will understand and be patient because my concern is for me and all the plane,if i late and safe,that is better than on time and dead!!!

  31. August 28, 2013

    Oh boy, LIAT again, we have to start praying for LIAT.

  32. Larchmont, NY
    August 28, 2013

    Thank you Lord.

  33. The Educator
    August 28, 2013

    Liat this is beyond ridiculous

  34. Anonymous
    August 28, 2013

    So why is that news worthy? Do we have to be informed every time LIAT burps?

    • DR HA HA
      August 29, 2013

      Because people like you needs to be informed. You must be from another planet,dont you see those kinds of news items all over the world via T.V……..DNO these are the comments that you should really block

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