Air Peace aircraft makes emergency landing in Lagos

An Air Peace flight made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) on Thursday in Lagos State. 

The Air Peace aircraft with number 5NBVE, is one of the new flights to London, the United Kingdom. 

“An Air Peace flight makes emergency landing in Lagos. The flight aircraft number is 5NBVE. It landed successfully but it was an emergency landing,” one of the sources said. 

“It is not clear if the aircraft was leaving the airport or arriving. But the passengers are yet to be evacuated as of this time.” 

“The fire service and other agencies have been deployed there. The aircraft stopped working at the spot where other aircrafts will need to maneuver,” another source confirmed to SaharaReporters. 

The aviation sector is still grappling with the Dana Air incident which occurred days ago when its aircraft skidded off the runway and was grounded. 

The government had on Wednesday directed the management of Dana Airline to suspend its commercial operations over safety concerns. 

This directive was given by the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo in connection with an incident that happened at Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos State on Tuesday.

Recall that SaharaReporters on Tuesday morning reported how a commercial aircraft belonging to Dana Air skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos State.

A photograph of the aircraft obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday captured the moment after the aircraft moved out of the runway.

It was also gathered that although there was panic, the passengers were evacuated safely and no casualty was recorded from the incident.

This incident raised a lot of concerns as to the fitness of Dana Air aircraft for domestic commercial operations across the country.