Passengers heading to Saint Lucia are stranded in Barbados due to the closure of the George F.L. Charles Airport here.
At about 8:46 AM this morning, a BE99 Aircraft of Hummingbird Airlines encountered difficulty upon landing at the George F.L. Charles Airport, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway towards the southern edge into the grassy area and resulting in the closure of the airport.
Airport officials have told the Times that the airport here will remain closed for the rest of the night, and will reopen tomorrow to incoming and outgoing flights.
LIAT is reported to have as a result, routed its three Saint Lucia bound flights that were scheduled to land here to Grantley Adams International airport in Barbados.
One flight from Antigua to Saint Lucia also got cancelled.
The Times has been informed that in transit passengers will placed in hotels, while others will have to make their own arrangements.
The pilot was the only occupant of the Beechcraft which veered off the airport runway here and did not sustain any injuries.