Governor Bryan Statement on Sea Flight Emergency Landing

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement Thursday after reports of a commercial aircraft operated by Sea Flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the water southwest of the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas:

Passenger onboard the Sea Flight flight that was forced to land in the waters off of St. Thomas return safely to the island of St. Thomas.

“Being involved in an aviation incident is a traumatic experience. Our thoughts this morning are with the seven passengers and crew of flight 394SF, and with their loved ones. We are especially grateful for the heroic efforts of the pilot for safely landing the aircraft and for the swift response of our first responders and that of the members of the St. Thomas boating community. We have set up an incident command and triage station and have tended to the needs of the passengers who have subsequently been released.