The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says it is investigating a serious incident involving an aircraft operated by Air Peace.
AIB’s Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, hours after the incident occurred.
The aircraft was said to have departed Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos in the morning for Owerri, the Imo State capital with 90 passengers and six crew members on board.
The flight crew reportedly declared an engine failure minutes later and subsequently made an air return to Lagos, landing safely while all occupants disembarked safely.
In its reaction, the airline explained that it had to abort its Lagos to Owerri flight which was already airborne when the pilot in command noticed a change in the parameter of one of the engines.
It added that the aircraft returned to base in line with its safety procedures.
Read the statement from AIB below:
Today at about 07:47 local time, our Lagos to Owerri flight, which was already airborne was aborted when the pilot in command noticed a change in the parameter of one of the engines.
He reported the incident, took precautionary measure and returned to base in line with Air Peace safety operational procedures.
The aircraft safely landed in Lagos at about 08: 06 local time. There were no injuries as the passengers were safely deboarded from the aircraft.
The pilot has reported the incident to appropriate authorities.
Air Peace apologises for the incident and assures its customers and other Nigerians that it continues to maintain high safety standards in its operations.
Corporate Communications Executive