ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Plumes of smoke filled the skies Sunday night as one of LIATs two hangers went up in flames, carrying with it one of its aircraft; the motor pool; operations office, and several other offices.
Firemen fought with heavy winds from about 9:40 pm to put out the flames but two hours later the blaze was still raging.
Reports reaching OBSERVER Media indicate no one was injured and neither was anyone in the hangar at the time of the first explosion.
A source said the hangar is not used on the weekend and the aircraft registration LGH was in the centre for a routine C check or engine check.
It is not yet clear how many flights have been affected.
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