Overland aircraft makes air return
A domestic flight 1170 operated by Overland with ATR-42 aircraft diverted from Ibadan enroute Abuja to Lagos early Monday following a reported cracked windshield.
According to the spokesman of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA ), Mr Supo Atobatele, the pilot while airborne noticed some cracks on the windshield and subsequently requested to divert the aircraft to Lagos (being the base of the airline) to allow for change of plane for the passengers.
Atobatele said :” The plane was airborne around 9.42 a.m and diverted by 8.57a.m, landing in Lagos at 9.43 a.m. Forty two passengers and six crew were on board the aircraft as at the time of the incident .There is no cause for alarm as the diversion was precautionary and this comforms with the basic safety norms of the industry.”
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