AIR PEACE AIRLINE CRASH LANDS IN LAGOS DUE TO LOSE OF FRONT TYRE
A major air disaster was averted on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State, as flight B737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace Airlines lost one of its front tyres.
The aircraft, with 133 passengers and six crew members on board was on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Port Harcourt.
The plane which had a female pilot took off from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, crashed-landed as the female pilot tried to control the situation.
No casualty was recorded as emergency personnel were on ground to rescue passengers and have the situation under control.
AIB, however, confirmed the incident noting that the aircraft involved was a Boeing 737-300 with the registration marks 5N-BQO and operated by Air Peace Limited.
“From the information provided, the aircraft nose wheel collapsed on landing on the runway (18R) and the nose wheel gear tire sheared off.
“The AIB was informed of a minor injury but no fatality.
“Our team of safety investigators have commenced investigations,” the statement signed by the Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru read in part.
AIB also called for support from members of the public with any video clip, relevant evidence, or information that can aid their investigation.