Just as the world is still nursing the immeasurable pain due to the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian airplane, Nigeria almost recount a similar story yesterday. An Abuja Bound Overland Airline Diverts Aircraft To Lagos With 42 Passengers & 6 Crew On-board.
A domestic flight 1170, operated by Overland Airline with ATR-42 aircraft enroute Abuja from Ibadan, diverted to Lagos on Sunday following a reported cracked windshield.
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This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Supo Atobatele, General Manager and Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), on Monday in Abuja.
The statement said that the pilot, while airborne, noticed some cracks on the windshield and subsequently requested to divert the aircraft to Lagos to allow for change of plane for the passengers.
“Forty two passengers and six crew members were on board the aircraft as at the time of the incident.
“There is no cause for alarm as the diversion was precautionary and this conforms with the basic safety norms of the industry,” the statement said NAN.