LIAT Pilots Fined

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has fined two senior LIAT pilots who flew an aircraft in contravention of aviation regulations in September.

Antigua Observer reported that Chief Training Captain Christopher Cameron was fined EC$5000, while his co-accused, Chief Pilot Wayne Austin McDonald was fined EC$3000.

Observer cited a source with knowledge of the probe confirmed.

The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots’ Association (LIALPA) did not comment on the development, but the source confirmed that the men paid the fines since mid-November.

They were being investigated by ECCAA for breaches to their license agreement, which places a barrier on the age of a pilot and a co-pilot in a single cockpit.

The two pilots, both over the age of 60, were allegedly scheduled to fly the same plane. According to the source, LIAT is also being investigated for its role in this saga and is “likely” to be fined.

The two senior pilots could not be reached for comment. ECCAA said it could not give any information about the case and LIAT did not provide a comment yesterday.

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0 #1 R. di Nucci 2016-12-10 10:24
It is scurrilous that LIAT doesn't respond. Far too often they get away with shoddy service because they as a whole don't respect their customers.
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