BVI: TB Lettsome Airport closed earlier today; Malfunctioning generator blamed

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BEEF ISLAND, VI – Sometime before 12:00 Noon today, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the power went out at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.
However, it was reported that the standby generator had malfunctioned causing the airport to be closed for hours.

It caused flight delays and planes to circle the runway. BVI Airports Authority Officials could not be reached for comments as to how long this situation will continue.


However, an Airport correspondent told our news Centre that moments ago before publication around 1:45 PM, the situation was brought under control and the airport was reopened.

The BVI Airports Authority has been in the news recently over safety issues, plane crashes and lack of leadership.

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