Warning lights force LIAT plane to return to Grenada

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Regional airline LIAT said Wednesday that an aircraft that was forced to return to the ramp in Grenada would undergo various checks before being returned to service.

LIAT flight LI727 was preparing to depart Grenada Wednesday afternoon with 49 passengers on board but returned to the ramp at the Maurice Bishop International Airport after warning lights illuminated in the cockpit.

“As a precautionary measure emergency services were deployed however the return to the ramp was uneventful with no injury to passengers or crew,” LIAT said in a statement.

The airline was yesterday making arrangements for the affected passengers to be accommodated on other LIAT flights.

“The aircraft is being examined by the company’s maintenance staff and will undergo the various checks as stipulated by the manufacturer’s maintenance manual before being returned to service,” LIAT said.

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6 thoughts on “Warning lights force LIAT plane to return to Grenada

  1. Old and aging fleet

    Posted by Peter | February 23, 2012, 09:36
    • old and aging fleet is true but this can happen to a brand new aircraft also…happens everyday

      Posted by vincyyouth | February 23, 2012, 12:01
  2. I have seen new planes return to the gates as well

    Posted by Doug | February 23, 2012, 18:38
  3. It all narrows downs to which planes are getting the better service. Whether Old or new and planes need to be services regularly to perform well.

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | February 23, 2012, 22:54
  4. Well I hope that LIAT doesn’t lease the Chinese aircraft that they are seriously considering. I for one will never fly LIAT again.

    I purchased a number of Chinese manufactured items, very cheap, very attractive, life of those items is usually under three months, and in the case of some items only two weeks. Sorry but I just cannot trust them to build aircraft.

    Apparently we got the Chinese aircraft idea from Cuba who use Chinese bus’s, aircraft and lots of machinery.

    You may remember Gonsalves went to Cuba to welcome the fleet of Chinese bus’s that Cuba recieved. What in craps name that had to do with us I just don’t know.

    Of course that was before the Wikileaks.

    Posted by Peter | March 3, 2012, 07:03
  5. Chinese materials are generally inferior in comparison to other countries’ products.

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | March 3, 2012, 17:25

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