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Hummingbird Air aircraft crash-lands in St Lucia

-all passenger flights cancelled until further notice
Hummingbird Air has confirmed that one of their planes crash-landed at the George F. L. Charles Airport in Castries St Lucia yesterday November 8, 2015 and while no one was hurt, operations have been affected as all passenger flights have been cancelled until further notice. Photo: Provided
President of Hummingbird Air Samuel Raphael. Photo: Provided
President of Hummingbird Air Samuel Raphael. Photo: Provided
CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI – Hummingbird Air has confirmed that one of their planes crash-landed at the George F. L. Charles Airport in Castries St Lucia yesterday November 8, 2015 and while no one was hurt, operations have been affected as all passenger flights have been cancelled until further notice.

In a response to Virgin Islands News Online’s inquiries, President of Hummingbird Air Samuel Raphael confirmed that the only person on board was the pilot who was unharmed.

“The company has launched an internal investigation to determine the cause of this incident. Hummingbird Air has taken the decision to cancel all passenger flights until further notice. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available,” said Raphael yesterday November 8, 2015.

News site St Lucia News Online (SNO) has reported that the incident occurred at about 8:45 a.m. and involved aircraft, registration number N7994H, which veered off the runway.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the aircraft’s right landing gear malfunctioned, fire officials said,” according to the article.

SNO reported that an official said the airport’s Control Tower did not receive any calls for help prior to the arrival of the airport. However, after the plane landed in a strange way, help was put into gear.

It reported too that one airport fire truck and two others from Castries, along with several ambulances, responded to the scene.

United States Virgin Islands-based Hummingbird Air introduced from June 1, 2015 direct flights between St Croix/St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and Tortola, VI and also between Tortola and Canefield Dominica every Friday and Monday.

8 Responses to “Hummingbird Air aircraft crash-lands in St Lucia”

  • defective landing gears (09/11/2015, 09:39) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    That airline started off on the wrong foot.
  • ccc (09/11/2015, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well saw deeds little plane
  • positive thinking (09/11/2015, 10:42) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope Hummingbird keeps on going; Liat has so many malfunctions and breakdowns that the news doesn't even
    cover most of it. Glad that Hummingbird started up.
  • Sold (09/11/2015, 22:52) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Thank GOd for liat say what you want liat is the best
  • Interested (10/11/2015, 07:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the 2nd crash landing in less than 6 months. The 1st happened in Barbuda at Codrington Airport.
    • The watchman (12/11/2015, 00:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      One in St. Kitts clipped two propellers with gear still up, and one in Ceiba P.R. also damaged the side of the airplane and propeller. Just to add.
  • MOSES B (14/11/2015, 17:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    THEY NEED BETTER PLANES


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