Thank goodness this didn’t end up being a disaster as Med View Airline at about 2PM on Sunday made an emergency air return to Lagos after the second engine of the plane failed. All 74 passengers on board are safe.
Mid-air on the way to Abuja, the pilot reportedly heard a loud bang, and immediately there was a loss of thrust on an engine. The pilot immediately made a turn to return to Lagos.
The plane landed safely with one engine and the passengers were there after transferred to another of the airline’s aircraft, a Boeing 737-80 series and flown to Abuja safely.
The new airline commenced operations on Nigeria’s domestic routes in November 2012