By Busari Yusuf
A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take off at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The incident occurred at about 11:00am forcing the pilot to abort the flight. The aircraft was to convey 105 passengers from Lagos to Abuja.
The airline’s spokesman, Mr Christian Iwarah, confirmed the incident saying there was no serious damage done to the aircraft and no passenger was injured. He said, ”The incident happened around 11am as the aircraft was about to take off. The pilot immediately turned around and the passengers were disembarked. Another aircraft was provided for them and I can confirm to you that they arrived Abuja safely a few hours ago”.
Reacting to the incident, the General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said he was yet to confirm if the incident has been filed with the regulatory authority. He however noted that the pilot acted according to the Standards and Recommended Practicesof the International Civil Aviation Organisation.