Following an incident on its flight on the Kano to Lagos route earlier this morning, Aero Contractors in a statement issued has tendered its apologies to passengers on flight N2 142. The incidence was due to a bird strike on the engine while taking off. 

According to the airline, for precautionary and safety reasons, it had to make arrangements to ferry the aircraft back to Lagos to enable their 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.

At the time of the press release, the airline noted that it was doing everything possible to bring the passengers back to Lagos.