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AIB commences probe into Med-View aircraft oxygen masks deployment, emergency descent

A Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited is said to have had a serious incident mid-air which caused the crew to deploy oxygen masks and embark on emergency descent procedure.

Confirming this incident and providing a clearer picture, the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria said it has been notified that of the incident and has commenced probe into serious incident.

A statement made available by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi read,”The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, Boeing 737-500 with registration marks 5N-BQM was involved in a serious incident en-route Lagos from Abuja on the 23rd July, 2019 at about 3:07pm local time with 27 passengers and six (6) crew members on board. There was no fatality.

“From the information gathered so far, cabin altitude warning came on at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure.

“Our team of safety investigators have commenced investigation.

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