Nigerian plane, Arik Air made an emergency landing In Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, denoting a fire outbreak, officials said Friday.

The incident resurfaced after a passenger complained on social media on Thursday, March 8 about alleged ill-treatment meted out to the affected passengers.

Arik Air
Arik Air

The aircraft was traveling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when the fault was detected but no-one was hurt, the statement said.

Arik Air spokesperson, Adebanji Ola said the captain briefed the passengers when the incident occurred.

“Arik Air flight W3 304 from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018 declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin 81 miles from Accra.

“The captain of the flight briefed the passengers accordingly, assuring them that the aircraft was under control and safe for landing in Accra.

It was the latest in a string of incidents involving the aviation sector over the past month. On February 7, an emergency exit door fell off a Dana Air jet as it landed in Abuja after flying in from Lagos.


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