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Investigation commences as AIB, Air Peace confirm B737-500 engine issues

  • Aircraft lands safely no injured passenger
ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB) has commenced investigation into an Air Peace Boeing 737-500 aircraft with registration marks, 5N-BUJ, which according to the investigators declared an engine failure

The Bureau, stated that it has been notified on the 5th November, 2019 of a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Air Peace, with registration marks, 5N-BUJ.

According to the AIB, the aircraft, which departed Murtala Muhammad Airport at 0735 local time was enroute Owerri from Lagos with 90 passengers and 6 crew members on board.

From the information provided by the Air Traffc Control (ATC), the flight crew declared engine failure at 07:47 local time and subsequently made an air return to Lagos.

The aircraft landed safely at 08:06 local time. All the occupants disembarked with no injury.

The AIB team of safety investigators has commenced investigation.

Air Peace Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley olisa who released a statement confirming the serious incident said:

“Today at about 07:47 local time, our Lagos to Owerri flight, which was already airborne was aborted when the pilot in command noticed a change in the parameter of one of engines.

He reported the incident, took precautionary measure and returned to base in line with Air Peace safety operational procedures.

“The aircraft safely landed in Lagos at about 08: 06 local time. There were no injuries as the passengers were safely deboarded from the aircraft.

“The pilot has reported the incident to appropriate authorities.

“Air Peace apologises for the incident and assures its customers and other Nigerians that it continues to maintain high safety standard in its operations.

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