Last Tuesday, 13th of December 2016, a passenger on-board one of LIAT’s flights to St. Vincent, prior to departure at Grantley Adams International Airport, alleged they had detected the smell of alcohol on one of the operating pilots.
LIAT’s record of safety and training is of the highest standard and the company strongly refutes any such allegation made towards any of its Pilots.
The pilot voluntarily submitted to independent testing by medical professionals in Barbados shortly after the allegation and as expected, all results were negative.
All required protocols were followed by our staff and certain passengers were required to submit formal reports to the relevant authorities.
This resulted in further delay and the eventual cancellation of the flight. No findings or action was taken by any airport or other authority on the passenger’s allegation.
LIAT sincerely regrets the disruption of its flight and wishes to assure its passengers that the company, its staff and its crew will continue to operate and serve the travelling public.