A Boeing 737-500 belonging to Airpeace Airline had an engine failure this morning enroute Lagos to Owerri Airport.
The aircraft, which departed Murtala Muhammad Airport at 7.35 am had 90 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
According to the Accident Investigation Bureau AIB in a statement, information provided by the Air Traffc Control (ATC), revealed that after the flight crew declared engine failure at 07:47 local time it subsequently made an air return to Lagos.
The AIB added that the aircraft landed safely at 08:06 am , all the occupants disembarked with no injury.
The AIB team of safety investigators has since commenced investigation into the serious incident involving the Boeing 737-500 aircraft with registration marks, 5N-BUJ.
Reacting to the serious incident, spokesperson for the airline Stanley Olise in a statement said, “to day at about 07:47 local time, our Lagos to Owerri flight, which was already airborne was aborted when the pilot in command noticed a change in the parameter of one of engines.
He reported the incident, took precautionary measures and returned to base in line with Air Peace safety operational procedures.
The aircraft safely landed in Lagos at about 08: 06 local time. There were no injuries as the passengers were safely deboarded from the aircraft.
The pilot has reported the incident to appropriate authorities.
Air Peace apologises for the incident and assures its customers and other Nigerians that it continues to maintain high safety standards in its operations.