Home / Aviation News / Minister orders investigation into Aero’s ladder fiasco

Minister orders investigation into Aero’s ladder fiasco

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has directed an immediate investigation into the use of an unauthorized equipment by Aero Contractors Airlines at the conclusion of a charter flight to Bauchi over the weekend.

Several reports received by the Honourable Minister have indicated the airline used a ladder to disembark passengers from a Boeing 737 aircraft at the Bauchi airport on Saturday December 19th 2015.

Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika
Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Aero contractors on Saturday disembark 37 passengers from one of its chartered flights with a ladder an act that has attracted the attention of many nationwide and is an affront to safety.

The airline was captured disembarking the passengers on video and camera and has since gone viral

on many social media networks, from facebook, twitter to google plus is generating waves.

According to the Minister, in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry,  James Odaudu ,  the act is inconsistent with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS).

The investigation, according to the statement, will determine the immediate and remote causes of the incident with a view to developing and implementing measures that will prevent a reoccurrence of the unsafe and unacceptable procedure that exposed passengers to high risk of serious injury.

He reiterated that if the airline is found culpable, the full weight of sanctions within extant laws and regulations would be applied on it.

The Honourable Minister assured the traveling public that the Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will ensure strict adherence to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations as well as ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices by all operators.

Sirika further states that the ministry will not renege in its responsibility to ensure a safe and secure air transport services which he views as sacrosanct.

The airline had in a statement blamed the airport management attributing the act to unserviceable equipment.

About anthony omoh

mm
I am a Journalist with a passion for developmental stories and nigerianflightdeck.com was born out of passion for reporting the travel, business and aviation sub-sector. This site is an expression of my ideals and creativity as a reporter and my discretion as a publisher. I am extremely content doing this and I am sure when you read my stories you'd understand that I touch people and that's why

Check Also

AON lauds FG on Executive Order to remove VAT on shared transportation

AIRLINE Operators of Nigeria (AON) today expressed joy as the Federal Government of Nigeria issued …

ISIS threat: Security consultant faults SGF’s exposure of anti-terror tactics

AVIATION security consultant and scribe of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Group Captain John Ojikutu …

ISIS threat: FG directs security agencies to heighten surveillance at airports

FOLLOWING reports that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) allegedly sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria …

Ojikutu canvasses integrated security systems around nation’s airports

SECURITY expert and consultant, Group Captain John Ojikutu has called for a sterile and tight-knitted …

Sun International, City of Tshwane promises superb World Choir Games experience for West African travellers

WEST African travellers are in for a treat at the forth coming World Choir Games …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar