Aero Contractors’ Flight from Abuja Makes Emergency Landing as Tyre Bursts

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has confirmed the air return made by domestic carrier, Aero Contractors‘ plane from Abuja on Tuesday afternoon, July 21.

A statement from the General Manager, Public Affairs of NCAA, Fan Ndubuoke, revealed that the aircraft which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal (MMA2) at about 3p.m. to Abuja Lagos developed technical problem and made an air return as the normal procedure.

The aircraft with 141 passengers on board on arrival at the international wing of MMIA Lagos had its passengers transferred to another Aero aircraft while some demanded the refund of their fares.

According to Ndubuoke, some of the passengers rescheduled their flight for today,Wednesday, July 22.

The airline also explained that flight NG127 made an air return as a result of a bust tyre which occurred just as the airplane was taking off.

“The pilot did the right thing by not trying to abort the take off. He controlled the airplane into the air and following all trained procedures, he brought the plane back to a safe landing.

“At no time during all of these were the passengers lives at any risk,” statement from the airline said.

Ndubuoke  said NCAA would further examine what actually happened during the flight but assured the public of the agency’s commitment to safety and security of passengers.

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