A Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Yola was on Tuesday aborted after the pilot observed that the aircraft’s cooling system was faulty at the point of takeoff.
Spokesperson for the airline, Mr. Obuke Oyibotha, who confirmed the incident, said the plane did not take off as scheduled due to the problem, which he described as nothing major.
The aircraft, carrying over 100 persons, was still on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, when the fault was observed and the pilot decided to abort the flight, he said.
Oyibotha said, “The incident happened around midday. The aircraft did not make an air return. The plane was taxiing when the captain in charge noticed that the cabin was hot. If he had taken off, it could have stabilised the cooling system but as a precautionary measure, he taxied back to base.
“That was what happened and nobody was hurt. The said aircraft is on the ground and our team of engineers are examining the aircraft to ascertain what led to the incident.”
He said passengers on the aircraft were transferred into the next available flight due to operate the Lagos-Abuja-Yola route.
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