One of our Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft operating the Lagos-Asaba flight this evening made an air return to base due to a technical issue.
According to the statement sent by Adebanji Ola, PR & Communications Manager and endorsed by Arik Air Management saying The aircraft landed safely and the Pilot in Command, in compliance with safety procedures, decided to disembark the passengers on the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
The statement explains further that aircraft was later taxied to the Arik Air hangar for maintenance action.
“A substitute aircraft has since been provided for the Asaba passengers.
“We apologize for the inconvenience the incident may have caused and assure our passengers that their safety is of utmost priority to us at Arik Air