Monday, July 16Penning issues that shape nations...

Tag: Arik flight

Shameful: Asaba “International” Airport Fails To Land Lagos Flight, As Control Tower Says Airport Closed For The Day

Shameful: Asaba “International” Airport Fails To Land Lagos Flight, As Control Tower Says Airport Closed For The Day

NEWS
Arik Air flight traveling from Lagos to Asaba, Delta State, made a sudden turn midair on Friday evening after it reached its destination but was told that the airport was “closed for the day”. Flight W3 628 had to return to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with the disappointed passengers. The spokesperson of the airline, Olabanji Ola, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, said, “When the pilot approached the Asaba Airport, the control tower told him it would be too late for the aircraft to take off again if it lands in the airport. “The airport is for daylight operation because it does not have traffic lighting. So, there’s a particular time if the pilot enters the airport the plane would not be able to take off again because of sunset,” Mr. Ola said.