Monday, 28 January 2013
74 Passengers Escape Crash as Abuja-Bound Med View Plane develops Fault After Take-Off
An air disaster was averted on Sunday when an 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.
Channels TV reports that the plane, a Boeing 737-400 series marked 5N-BPA had 74 passengers on board. The pilot had to make a return mid-air when he heard a loud bang at the engine side of the aircraft. There was immediate loss of thrust on the same engine and as a precautionary measure the pilot made a return.
The plane landed safely with one engine and the passengers were thereafter transferred to another of the airline’s aircraft, a Boeing 737-80 series and flown to Abuja safely.
Med View Airline commenced operations on Nigeria’s domestic routes in November 2012.