LIAT flight diverted after “burning smell”

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LIAT flight diverted after “burning smell”

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, September 26, 2012 – The Management of LIAT (1974) Limited wishes to inform that flight LI 368 from Antigua to St. Thomas on Tuesday September 25 diverted to the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten after the crew noticed a burning smell in the cockpit.

As a precautionary procedure, emergency services were on standby and the landing was uneventful with no injury to passengers or crew.

All of the affected passengers have since been accommodated on other LIAT services.

An examination of the aircraft by the company’s maintenance staff found that a small electronic component had failed resulting in a burning smell.

The affected component was replaced and the aircraft underwent various checks as stipulated by the manufacturer’s maintenance manual and has since been returned to service.

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