Truck Hits Arik Plane In Lagos; Another Grounded In Owerri


Passengers on two aircraft belonging to Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, had their flights disrupted on Sunday following incidences at the Lagos and Owerri airports.

Premium Times gathered that a Port Harcourt-bound flight was disrupted in Lagos after the scheduled aircraft was hit by a truck at the Lagos airport.

Another aircraft could not take off in Owerri as it was grounded shortly before take-off at the airport.

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

The airline said a relief aircraft was immediately sent to Owerri to take the already checked in passengers to Lagos.

Arik Air in a statement said it has since reported the incidents to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with standard operating procedure.

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