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Incident: Medview explains deployment of oxygen masks

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Medview Airline says the incident involving one of its aircraft on Tuesday this week which led to the deployment of oxygen mask was was professionally handled according to required operational standard procedures.

According to Michael Ajigbotoso, COO Med-View Airline in a statement, the flight VL2105 was on it’s way to Lagos about 1510 pm on Tuesday when the Captain noticed a warning sign of cabin depressurization while descending from 32000ft altitude.

“He quickly briefed the passengers and he referred to his check list and applied the necessary procedure to mitigate the situation, the oxygen masks dropped and were in good working condition for the passengers usage”.

He explained that, the Captain called for priority landing because he had been on number 7 on queue.
“He was obliged and he made a safe landing, and the passengers were calm as it did not pose a serious danger”.

Ajigbotoso added that,”The incident promptly reported to the authority and investigation is on going”.

The Accident Investigation Bureau, earlier on Wednesday disclosed that it Nigeria was notified that an aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, Boeing 737-500 with registration marks 5N-BQM was involved in a serious incident en-route Lagos from Abuja on the 23rd July, 2019 at about 3:07pm local time with 27 passengers and six (6) crew members on board. There was no fatality.

AIB stated that, from the information gathered so far, cabin altitude warning came ON at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure.

A team of safety the Bureau’s investigators have since commenced investigation.

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