Newsday Logo
Banner
spacer
Tuesday, October 17 2017
spacer

Latest

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Entertainment

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Opinion

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Newsday Archives

spacer

Classifieds

Business (8)
Employment (121)
Motor (92)
Real Estate (170)
Computers (4)
Notices (15)
Personal (40)
Miscellaneous (25)
Second-hand stuff (1)
Bridal (38)
Tobago (83)
Tuition (48)

Newsletter

Every day fresh news


A d v e r t i s e m e n t


spacer
Search for:
spacer

CAL: No engine fire took place

VERNE BURNETT Saturday, July 15 2017

HEAD of Corporate Communications at Caribbean Airlines, Dionne Ligoure, insisted yesterday there was no engine fire aboard one of the airline’s ATR aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing at St Lucia’s Hewanora International Airport on Sunday. She said that it was a “quite routine” emergency landing which was made after a warning light came on in the cockpit of the plane.

She said the cockpit crew and flight attendants followed all the proper steps and displayed professionalism in keeping the passengers calm. In response to a journalist’s suggestion that it was a common thing for warning lights to come on in the cockpits of the ATR aircraft, Ligoure said it was the first time such an incident had happened with this particular plane but admitted that there had been such incidents with other ATR aircraft.

Initial reports in several publications said the pilot had informed airport officials of an engine fire, but the plane landed safely shortly after 3 PM and was met by emergency services. There were no reported injuries among the 68 passengers aboard. Ligoure said the airline business is a highly regulated one and that “independent bodies” have to inspect the aircraft after an incident.

She said the aircraft cannot return to service without “particular and rigorous” inspections being made and the affected aircraft had remained on the ground so that those inspections could take place and returned to Trinidad yesterday after they were completed. However, she said she could not say when the aircraft will return to service since further inspections have to be done. Caribbean Airlines has five ATRs in service. The aircraft left Trinidad at 2PM for St. Lucia’s George Charles airport with Captain Avinash Sookdeo and First Officer Kevin Alexander at the controls.

Flight attendants Lisa Marie Ramcharan and Jamilia Richards comprised the cabin crew.



spacer
    Print print
spacer
spacer

A d v e r t i s e m e n t

Banner

Pictures & Galleries


spacer
spacer
spacer

The Ch@t Room

Have something to say ?
Click here to tell us right now!

Ntouch

Click here to subscribe to Newsday Ntouch

RSS

rss feed

Crisis Hotline

Have a problem ?
Help is just phone call away.

spacer
Copyright © Daily News Limited | About us | Privacy | Contact
spacer

IPS Software by Agile Telecom Ltd


Creation time: 0.163 sek.