GOVERNOR’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE ON INCIDENT AT JOHN A OSBORNE AIRPORT
The Governor and his Office express their sympathy to all those involved in yesterday’s incident at the John A Osborne Airport in Montserrat. It was a huge relief that no one was injured.
We would also like to express our appreciation to the emergency services and airport authorities for their swift response and their hard work into what was a very rainy evening afterwards. Their commitment and skill are a great reassurance to us all in this small island community.
A team from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) in the UK will be arriving in Montserrat tomorrow to work with the local investigator to help take forward an investigation. This will be important to ensure that any necessary lessons are identified, learned and implemented.
In the meantime, discussions are underway on whether adjustments in airport operations are required pending the fuller investigation.
Tuesday September 24 2019