An Accra bound Arik Air flight from Lagos had on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Accra, the capital of Ghana. This came after the pilot detected smoke in the cabin, according to a press statement made available to NigeriaTravelsMart.
According to the airline’s spokesman, Ola Adebanji, there was no casualty as all passengers aboard the flight disembarked declared.
In the statement, Adebanji said the captain of the flight briefed the passengers accordingly assuring them that the aircraft was under control and safe for landing in Accra.
“The aircraft, a Dash 8 Q400, landed safely in Accra without further incident and all passengers disembarked normally.
The aircraft is currently parked in Acrra and our team of engineers are conducting comprehensive inspections on the aircraft to ascertain the cause of the smoke, after which the aircraft will be flown without passengers to a maintenance facility for rectification and testing. The relevant aviation authorities in Ghana and Nigeria have been briefed appropriately on the incident”, he further explained.