ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 03, 2010 – The management of LIAT (1974) LTD wishes to advise that LI 506 travelling from Antigua to St. Kitts on Monday 03rd May, with 35 passengers and three crew members on board, returned to the V.C. Bird International Airport shortly after takeoff due to an engine malfunction.
As a precautionary procedure, emergency services were on standby and the landing was uneventful with no damage to passengers or the aircraft.
Arrangements were being made to accommodate the affected passengers on other LIAT services.
The aircraft is being examined by the company’s maintenance staff and will undergo checks as stipulated by the manufacturer before being returned to service.