By Samson Echenim
Less than 24 hours after a Nigerian airline experienced a faulty landing at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos, another domestic carrier Tuesday threw its passengers aboard into commotion that led to the crew deploying oxygen masks.
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says it has commenced investigations on a Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, “which had a serious incident mid-air that caused the crew to deploy oxygen masks and embark on emergency descent procedure.”
In a statement signed by Tunji Oketunbi, the bureau’s Public Relations Officer, AIB said,”The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria has received a report that an aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, Boeing 737-500 with registration marks 5N-BQM was involved in a serious incident en-route Lagos from Abuja on the 23rd July, 2019 at about 3:07pm local time with 27 passengers and six crew members on board. There was no fatality.
“From the information gathered so far, cabin altitude warning came on at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure. Our team of safety investigators have commenced investigation.”