LIAT Fires Two Pilots

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Above: a LIAT plane

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Caribbean air carrier LIAT has fired two pilots who “blatantly” disregarded flight instructions, the company said.

In a statement released Monday morning, the company’s CEO, David Evans, confirmed that LIAT had terminated its employment relationship with both pilots.

LIAT said the pilots had been “charged with blatantly disregarding instructions from the company’s Flight Operations Department and flying an aircraft to VC Bird International Airport just hours before the recent passage of Tropical Storm Gonzalo.”

“This decision to terminate followed a full internal investigation of the incident during which the pilots were represented,” Evans said.

LIAT said the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association had repeatedly called for the company to take action against indiscipline “and we are doing just that.”

“The company is committed to improving its service delivery to the public and will continue to take appropriate action as required from time to time,” it said.