PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to confirm at approximately 8:46 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2015, a BE99 Aircraft of Hummingbird Air 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.
Upon completion of the investigation by the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), SLASPA will be provided with an official report of the incident and will subsequently provide an official update.
Persons scheduled to travel out of George F.L. Charles Airport today are asked to contact their respective airlines for more information.
The Authority wishes to advise that although the runway is currently closed, the airport remains open to serve customers. SLASPA apologizes for any inconvenience caused to the travelling public.