Posted by Sade Williams
Air Peace management said on Wednesday that its aircraft had a tyre burst while taxiing to a stop and not on landing at Lagos Airport.
The denial is coming after the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said it was investigating the incident of a tyre burst of the aircraft on landing at the airport.
But Air Peace explained in a statement that the B737 with registration number 5N-BUQ, landed successfully and only had its tyre burst while taxiing.
“The attention of Air Peace has been drawn to reports insinuating that our aircraft, a B737 with registration number 5N-BUQ, had a tyre burst on landing in Lagos on Monday night, March 8, 2021.
“The aircraft safely landed at the International Wing of the airport and while taxing to the Domestic Wing, had a tyre puncture which cause is yet to be ascertained.
“The incident, which occurred at about 12 minutes of taxing and very close to the Domestic Wing, was duly reported to the authorities. Passengers disembarked seamlessly and the incident is currently being investigated as statutorily required.
“We, therefore, take exception to reports implying that the aircraft had a tyre burst on landing, as this is conveying a wrong impression about the airline to the flying public. If the tyre had burst on landing, the aircraft would not have moved 2 km from the International Wing to the Domestic Wing.
“Air Peace is committed to providing best-in-class fight services and will relentlessly observe the highest standards of safety in its operations.” , it said.