Sunday 27 January 2013

Medview Flight makes Air Return minutes after take off in Lagos

Aviation Nigeria

A Medview aircraft, Boeing 737-400 with registration number 5N BPA from Lagos-Abuja-Yola made an air return to Lagos about 15 minutes after take-off after the pilot noticed a problem with an engine.

The Abuja-bound aircraft made a return to Lagos after one of its engines developed a mechanical fault mid-air.

The plane belonging to Med View Airline made the emergency return to the Lagos Airport.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Aviation Minister, Joe Obi, the plane had taken off at 12 noon on Sunday.

"The pilot of the aircraft who noticed a surge in one of the engines immediately applied the necessary safety precautionary measure by returning the aircraft to base.”

“The pilot made a safe and smooth landing while all passengers were successfully disembarked and subsequently transferred to another aircraft in the fleet, a 737-800. All passengers in the 737-800 were safely dropped at the two destinations-Abuja and Yola” it reads.

The airline recently commenced operations in November 2012. The plane, a Boeing 737-400 series marked 5N-BPA had 74 passengers on board, and the pilot explained he had to make a mid-air return when he heard a loud bang  at the engine side of the aircraft.

The incident has been described as a loss of thrust on engine.


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