George F. L. Charles Runway Reopened

George F. L. Charles Runway Reopened

CASTRIES – Monday, November 9, 2015 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to confirm that regular airport operations have resumed at the George F.L. Charles Airport, today, Monday, November 9, 2015 after remaining closed following an aircraft incident yesterday morning.

At approximately 8:46 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2015, 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. At the time of the incident the pilot in command was the only occupant of the aircraft and no injuries were reported.

Subsequent to the occurrence of this incident, an investigation was launched by the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) and the “All Clear” was given to remove the aircraft from the runway. In an effort to ensure the safety of airport users and infrastructural integrity of the airport were not compromised during the removal of the aircraft, the runway remained closed for the remainder of the day.

Persons who were scheduled to travel out of George F.L. Charles Airport on Sunday, November 8, 2015 are asked to contact their respective airlines for more information regarding their flights.

SLASPA apologizes for any inconvenience caused to the travelling public.

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