Airport:— The aircraft “Cayman Airways that came to St. Maarten on Tuesday to take patients back to Health City, Cayman Islands on Wednesday flooded out as the lavatory was overcharged.
SMN News learned that the handling company WINAIR charged the aircraft Tuesday evening with the assistance of a mechanic from Cayman Airways but on Wednesday morning the same mechanic felt that the aircraft lavatory did not have enough water and requested WINAIR to charge more water onto the aircraft.
SMN News further learned that WINAIR staff charged the amount of water that is written on the aircraft not realizing that there was water already inside. The source said that after the water charged it began overflowing, onto the floor of the aircraft causing WINAIR cleaning crew to begin a cleanup process by taking out the carpets to get the water that was lodged on the floor in order to avoid excessive weight and ultimate damage to the aircraft. The aircraft later took off with 22 passengers (patients) and its crew which includes the marketing manager of Health City and two staff members of SZV.
Efforts made to reach management of WINAIR for a comment on the overcharging of water on to the aircraft proved futile as management of WINAIR could not be reached.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Cayman Airways flooded out prior to taking off with patients from St. Maarten..