Caribbean Airlines makes emergency landing in St Lucia


(CMC) A Caribbean Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Hewanorra International Airport in St Lucia on Sunday after the pilot alerted authorities of an engine fire.

Sources told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), that emergency services at the airport were placed on alert and were all on location when the plane landed safely just after 3:00 pm.

Officials at the nearby St Jude Hospital said they were notified of the emergency and activated the necessary protocols to deal with the situation.

None of the 68 passengers on board were reportedly injured.

The plane’s intended destination and point of origin are unclear.
An official statement on the incident is expected to be released by Caribbean Airlines headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago.


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