LIAT flight 506 engine malfunction

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.


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  1. stupes
    May 10, 2010

    CONGRATS liat has the best pilots,but the company need to invest in some new planes cause liats makes money no stop endangering people lives with these old aircrafts.

  2. zam
    May 8, 2010

    Liat needs to invest in some new aircrafts. Liat should really look into some new and updated aircrafts. And with all the money they are making due to exubitant ticket prices why cant they buys some new aircrafts. I personally travell via liat not by choice but becuase there are no other alternatives. Imagine its cheaper to fly to usa and canada from some caribbean countries than to sweet Dominica. Liat Liat – get busy and make life easier for folks like me

  3. Thunder Horse
    May 4, 2010

    NIKE, I know for a fact that LIAT always service their Aircrafts, one thing is that the crew is very good and well trained. They may be late and other things, LIAT has been dubbed the safest carrier in the world.

    • NIKE
      May 4, 2010

      Well thats great news for all of us because despite leaving island anytime, i am one of those who strongly believe that LIAT has the best pilots and i say so without fear of being contradicted.

  4. NYker
    May 4, 2010

    there were no inujries and no visible damage to damage to the aircraft.

  5. Dr. Finger
    May 4, 2010

    All the time good is absolutely, definitely, very good. Looks like the LIAT pilots are well trained and takes no chances. GREAT JOB GUYS!

  6. NIKE
    May 4, 2010

    We have been hearing of many a malfunction lately. My advise to management of LIAT is that there should be a complete overhaul and service schedule immediately for all the aircrafts.

  7. contributor
    May 4, 2010

    Praises to the Almighty that they all landed safely. God is good all the time!

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