American Airlines

Three more American Airlines flights cancelled today

Two American Airlines flights out of Trinidad and Tobago this morning and one incoming flight have been cancelled, as a result of the grounding of the American Airline's Max 8 aircraft.

This follows the cancellation of two flights on Wednesday as well.

American Airlines' flight AA 2282 was due to fly out of Piarco bound for Miami at 6.32 am, but that flight was cancelled by the airline.

The airline also cancelled flight AA 10.30 which was due to leave Piarco at 1.32 pm today for Miami.

Nishal Sankat's family: We have not spoken to our son

The family of Nishal Sankat, the Trinidadian born aviation student charged with attempting to steal an American Airlines Airbus is now focused on providing support to him.

According to a statement, the emphasis at this time is ensuring all the legal, mental, emotional and parental support reaches the 22-year-old.

Nishal, the son of former University of the West Indies Principal Professor Clement Sankat was arrested and charged with attempting to steal a plane at a Florida Airport yesterday morning.