A major air disaster was averted on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, when an Abuja-bound Boeing 737 aircraft owned by Dana Air, made an emergency landing on approach, following an issue with one of its engines.
The airline’s Communication Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, who confirmed the development, said the aircraft, with registration mark 5N DNA, had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers.
Ezenwa confirmed that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines.
He noted that the Pilot-in-command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2.52 p.m.
Ezenwa said: “All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers.
“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has also been briefed on the incident.”
Ezenwa, however, apologized to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards.