Sunday, 16 March 2014
Medview Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Lagos
An aircraft belonging to Medview Airline made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhamme Airport in Lagos on Saturday just minutes after take-off, witnesses said.
The plane, a B737 with Registration No 5NBPB took off at 9:12am and flew only for five minutes before returning to the runway at 9.17am reportedly because smoke was discovered in the cabin.
There were 99 persons on board, including five crew.
Yakubu Dati, spokesperson of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, said in a statement that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA and the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, have commenced investigation.
“We call on the general public, especially aviation stakeholders to resist the urge to sensationalise an incident that is already under control. We remain committed to a safe and secure aviation sector.”