Aero Contractors has apologized to its passengers on flight N2 142 due to bird-strike incident that occurred today.
The incident occurred this morning 21st March, 2021 on the Kano to Lagos flight due to a bird strike on the engine while taking off.
In a statement, the airline regretted the “inconveniences suffered by our passengers”.
“For precautionary and safety reasons, Aero Contractors had to make arrangements to ferry the aircraft back to Lagos to enable our engineers undertake a check on the engines and secure the approval of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) before returning it to service”.
“When the Captain heard the sound of the bird strike, he made a safety and professional decision to return back to land in Kano, despite all the engines being normal and within limit.
“After close examination, with the approval of NCAA and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the aircraft was ferried back to Lagos for further examination.
“We are currently doing everything possible to bring our passengers back to Lagos”.
As at the time of filling this report, the the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has yet to issue statement on the Aero Contractors’ incident.
Meanwhile, Aero which is one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria commenced operations on Abuja-Kano-Abuja routes on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays effective March 19, 2021