Fire indication light triggered by a false alarm – Arik Air Management


By Abiodun OBA


Investigation by Arik Air maintenance team has revealed that the fire indication light in one of its Boeing aircraft involved in an air return Thursday morning was triggered by a false alarm in its cargo area.

The airline’s management in a statement said: “This morning, our Boeing 737-700 aircraft, operating flight W3 720 from Lagos to Abuja, experienced an air return following the detection of an indication light suggesting a potential fire in the cargo area.

“The incident occurred approximately 10 minutes after take-off, prompting the captain of the flight to adhere to standard operating procedures by initiating an air return and requesting priority landing clearance from the Control Tower.

“Upon landing safely in Lagos, passengers were disembarked, and the aircraft underwent thorough inspections to ensure its airworthiness for future flight operations.

“Subsequent investigation by our maintenance team determined that the indication light was triggered by a false alarm.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced by our esteemed passengers as a result of this incident.”

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