Lagos - A potential plane crash was averted on Friday as an Arik Air aircraft lost one of its two engines mid-air with over 100 passengers on board, Newsday reports.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737 with the registration number 5N-MJD, departed Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, for Jos when the pilot discovered that the plane had lost one of its engines during the flight.
It was gathered that when the pilot discovered the problem, he contacted the Lagos control tower, which granted him emergency landing status.
The aircraft also could not taxi out of the runway until Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services (ARFFS), tow the aircraft to the hajj and cargo terminal where the passengers finally disembarked.
- News 24