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Aircraft aborting landing @ Beef Island was not airport’s fault- BVIAA CEO

Aircraft aborting landing @ Beef Island was not airport’s fault- BVIAA CEO

The reason for the aircraft of Sky High Aviation Services aborting a scheduled landing at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport last night, August 10, 2022, rests with the pilot and airline as the airport runway lights were working properly.

This is according to CEO of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Mr Kurt A. Menal, who told our newsroom today, August 11, 2022, that the initial report has shown that the airport runway lights were properly working and the control tower was active at the time.

He said the report also indicates that the runway lights were switched on and off to allow the pilot to discern the runway lights and they were even turned up to their brightest; however, the pilot instead went to its alternate route, which was St Maarten.

Mr Menal said an investigation will be done to determine what exactly was the issue.

Sky High Aviation Services only told our newsroom the reason the pilot didn’t land at Beef Island was due to “operational reasons.”

According to CEO of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Mr Kurt A. Menal, the initial report has shown that the airport runway lights were properly working and the control tower was active at the time.


Stranded passengers of Sky High Aviation Services at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport last night, August 10, 2022, after their flight was cancelled.

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