General Manager Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen reacts to airlines Incident in Lagos
“Ethiopian Flight (ET 901/29 MAY) which departed from Addis Ababa on its way to Lagos had encountered bad weather during landing and made a go-around the airport for better and smooth landing, according to the procedure. On a second attempt, it made a safe and normal landing”.
“According to safety standard, pilots are encouraged to make a similar go-around in such cases. However; some media incorrectly reported this standard safety precautionary go-around”.
According to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in a statement says ,”Ethiopiann ET 901 flying from Addis Ababa to Lagos today escaped a mishap and landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu says, “the flight, which tried to land at about 1157hours had earlier mis-approached due to bad weather and immediately went up to position properly for landing”.
“The aircraft landed safely at exactly 1213hours and parked at gate E63.
The Ethiopian flight had departed Lagos for Addis Ababa at 1351hours”.