Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
2 Arik aircraft grounded shortly before departure

By News Express on 20/03/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 866

Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata Soloomos
Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata Soloomos

A Boeing 737-700 operated by Arik Air was bumped into by the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) step on the ramp of Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA 2), Lagos on Sunday.

Arik Air’s Spokesman, Mr Adebanji Ola, who confirmed the development on Monday in Lagos, said another of the airline’s aircraft was also grounded same day at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, due to a technical issue.

Ola said Arik Air had reported both incidents to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with standard operating procedure and the airline’s high safety standards.

“The first incident involved a Boeing 737-700 marked 5N-MJJ, which was bumped into by the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) step on the ramp at MMA2.

“The aircraft, which was scheduled to operate W3 744 (Lagos-Port Harcourt), had its left side leading edge of horizontal stabiliser damaged.

“Another aircraft was provided immediately for the Port-Harcourt bound passengers. The airline’s engineers later fixed the damaged aircraft which has since returned to service.”

According to him, the airline’s Bombardier CRJ900 marked 5N-JEB, operating Owerri-Lagos flight, was grounded as a result of technical issue at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, during pre-departure procedure.

“A relief aircraft was immediately sent to Owerri to take the already checked in passengers to Lagos with minimum delay.

“We apologise to our customers on the flight for the inconveniences they might have experienced as a result of the incident.

“We remain committed to our safety policy, high operating standard and customer service.”

•Text courtesy of NAN.

 

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/03/2018 05:33:52 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Grazing Bill can spark genocide —Intersociety •Accuses Ekweremadu...

Government to launch new immigration regulation

Forbes names Dangote 66th world's most powerful person...

Edo House of Assembly Elections: The youths, violence...

Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

Ajayi Crowther University: Assessing VC’s first year in...

LG Poll: 31 political parties to boycott election...

Insurgency by other means

China Development Bank, UBA sign $100m loan deal...

Senator Shehu Sani awards scholarship to 5 children...

New PDP dismisses ‘Judas’ officer •Says no room...

Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC...

 

Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell sabinews.com in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,566 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,315 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,169 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,030 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,793 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,859 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,515 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,058 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,133 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,600 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,487 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,114 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement