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LIAT pilots under investigation

by: - October 4, 2016
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ST JOHN’S, Antigua (Antigua Observer) – The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCA) says it is investigating a matter involving two senior LIAT pilots. The two are accused of operating an aircraft in contravention of their license agreement, which places a barrier on the age of a pilot and a co-pilot in a single cock-pit.

ECCA says it cannot comment on the status of the investigation because of its sensitive nature. Chairman of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Carl Burke says since both men are members of the association he would only comment after the probe ends.

Last week, the two pilots one over the age of sixty and the other over sixty-five were allegedly scheduled to fly the same plane. The pilots’ license appears to prohibit this.

If found culpable, the men who are senior both in age and rank, could face dismissal.

LIAT acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones could not be reached for comment.