Tuesday 16 April 2013

NCAA grounds British Airways flight

Aviation Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded a British Airways aircraft due to operational reasons.

The Acting Director-General Dr. Joyce Nkemakolam, in a message to newsmen said that the aircraft had a snag.

“The airline notified NCAA and it was grounded" she said.

The Country Manager, British Airways Kola Olayinka, confirmed the development in a press statement released on Monday in Lagos.

The statement released by Chidiebere Onuorha says British Airways confirms that its Abuja-London flight was stopped due to operational reasons and at the moment, the parts to fix the problem are being flown from London  Monday night and the flight will operate Tuesday to new timings.

All British Airways passengers have been looked after according to our Operational Standard Procedures the statement noted. “British Airways flight 083 scheduled to depart London tonight is operating normally,” the statement said.

The aircraft was said to be scheduled for London from Abuja when the technical snag was discovered leading the airline to disembark its passengers.

Reports says the British Airways flight to London was preparing to take off when the right engine of the plane stopped working while passengers were all boarded.


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