31 January 2013

Nigeria: Med-View Commends Technical Crew's Decision

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Medview Aircraft

Lagos — Med-View airline has commended Captain John Indome, the pilot of the B737 - 400, and the entire crew who made an air return to Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Sunday, following a surge in one of the aircraft two engines. Med-View also commended the Ministry of Aviation and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for the timely information to the public on what actually happened, thus laying to rest, misconceptions that would have risen about the air return, which is a precautionary measure.

Med-View said in a statement in Lagos signed by Mr. David Babatunde, General Manager that "the professional decision, which is in consonance with global practice, is a clear demonstration of our commitment to safety of flights and passengers."

The statement gave kudos to the passengers on board the flight, who remained undaunted and waited for the airline to provide an alternative aircraft to fly them to their various destinations - Abuja and Yola.

The airline reassured the flying public that its flights on Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Yola routes remain uninterrupted.

According to the statement, the affected engine is undergoing checks and necessary repairs after which it will be re-certified by NCAA, before it will enter service again.

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