Posted by Sade Williams
An Arik Air aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft operating flight W3 740 from Lagos to Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning made an air return back to Lagos due to oil indication light.
The aircraft was on its climb when the pilot in command noticed the indication light and as a safety precaution opted to return to airport of departure, Lagos.
According to the airline’s spokesman, Ola Adebanji, the Captain contacted the Lagos control tower to intimate the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) of his decision and activated emergency protocols.
“This is a standard operating procedure and in line with best safety standards.”The Port Harcourt bound passengers have been provided another aircraft for their journey while our team of engineers are inspecting the Boeing that returned to ramp.
“Arik Air hereby assures its customers that it will not compromise the high safety standards the airline is known for”, he said.