AIB detains Delta airlines aircraft, crew at Lagos airport (SUN)

AIB detains Delta airlines aircraft, crew at Lagos airport (SUN)

The Nigerian Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) says it has taken possession of Delta Airline Flight DL 55, an Airbus 330-200 aircraft and also prevented her crew from leaving the country following a breach of the Nigerian law.

The AIB said Delta Air Lines, owners of the aircraft and the crew, failed to notify relevant regulatory authorities in Nigeria nor explain what led to the fire incident which occurred on one of the aircraft’s engine on the night of Tuesday forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Five Nigerians sustained serious injuries from the incident and are currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. No life was however lost.

Commissioner for the AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru, who briefed journalists in Lagos, expressed serious disappointment with the management of Delta Airlines for its disrespectful treatment of the Nigerian agency and the country’s civil aviation laws. Read more

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