Disaster Averted As Amaechi, Others Escape Plane Crash

A bloody disaster was averted after a Nigerian Aircraft ran into turbulence due to bad weather and almost crashed.


The aircraft belonging to Arik Airline, had the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and other passengers on board.

The airline took off from Port Harcourt and was enroute Lagos according to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Speaking on the issue, Fani Kayode in a series of tweets said: “I thank God for sparing the lives of all those that were on the Arik Air flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos on Sunday.

“I gather that @ChibuikeAmaechi, the Min. of Transport, was also on the flight and I praise the Lord that he and all the other passengers landed safely.

“I am however constrained to ask why the pilot did not go back to base once he noticed that the weather was bad? Why did he hover for 2 hours?


“Why did he keep attempting to land in such weather?This is something that @hadisirika,the Min. of State for Aviation,needs to look into.

“Most crashes are caused by error of judgement and we must ensure that this stops. Nevertheless I commend the courage, skill and commitment of the pilot and his crew and I thank God for their professionalism and for keeping everyone safe. May God continue to protect our skies!”


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