Overland aircraft makes air return

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 7th, 2014

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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