Asaba-bound Arik’s flight makes air return over technical issues

Abiola Seun

Arik Air Wednesday said one of her aircraft, Dash 8 Q-400 made air return to the airside of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja over technical issues.

In a press statement by the Public Relation and Communication Manager, Arik Air, Banji Ola and a copy made available to newsmen, said passengers on the Lagos-Asaba bound aircraft disembarked safely.

He said, “One of our Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft operating the Lagos-Asaba flight this evening (Wednesday) made an air return to base due to a technical issue.

“The aircraft landed safely and the pilot in command, in compliance with safety procedures, decided to disembark the passengers on the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

” The aircraft was later taxied to the Arik Air hangar for maintenance action.”

Arik Air who, however, apologied to the passengers for the inconvenience, disclosed that an alternative aircraft was provided to airlift them to their destination.

“A substitute aircraft has since been provided for the Asaba passengers.

“We apologize for the inconvenience the incident may have caused and assure our passengers that their safety is of utmost priority to us at Arik Air.”

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