St Kitts and Nevis: The St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) confirmed that an Aircraft which departed the RLB International Airport for Turks and Caicos’ Islands earlier on January 03, 2023, made an emergency water landing at about 11 am off Salt Cay in St Kitts and Nevis.
SCASPA is pleased to report that at about 3:30 pm today, the four occupants, three of whom are Nationals of St Kitts and Nevis and the other from Costa Rica, were rescued by Fishermen and were taken to Grand Turks for medical attention.
Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, along with officials from the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, the Fire Department, and Emergency Services are currently engaged in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Grand Turk.
This operation has been supported by Air Support from the US Coastguard and Customs and Border Protection.
Preliminary reports received state at 11.40 am today (January 03) a call was placed to the 911 Operations Center stating a flight originating from St Kitts with four persons crashed 17 miles south-east of the Airport.
This remains an ongoing operation. This release will be updated as more information comes in.
Minister of Foreign of St Kitts and Nevis- Denzil Douglas, extended gratitude to the Local Fishermen, Kellison Talbot, for rescuing the passengers.
He noted, “The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police expressed THANKS to the Local Fisherman, Kellison Talbot, who rescued the Passengers from the crashed aircraft.”
St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority shared the update on the update on the CARGO UPDATE for 20th DEC 2022 which was as follows:
- Cargo from the vessel ——Addie K is now available for clearance at our Facility Shed II in Bird Rock.
- Cargo from vessels (Addie K, Karma and Geest) that arrived at our ports between Sunday 18th – Wednesday 21st December is ready for clearance.