Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said it has completed a thorough technical audit of Air Peace and its fleet of aircraft with a view to ensuring the airline is in compliance with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), and to mitigate the re-occurrence of the incident.
A statement signed by Mr. Sam Adurogboye, NCAA spokesman, said the technical audit was not limited to this recent incident, adding that the airline operational, technical and safety performance in the last twelve months were also scrutinised.
It added that the audit revealed that all the operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited are airworthy.
“This is to assure the flying public that all the aircraft on the fleet of NCAA authorised Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holders operating in Nigeria are airworthy. The Authority shall continue to ensure only airworthy aircraft are permitted to operate.
“The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is currently carrying out an indepth investigation into the incident to determine the immediate and remote causes responsible for this particular incident as required by International Standards stipulated in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13. The Authority awaits the conclusion and report of the AIB”, it said.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday, the 23rd of July, 2019, at about 10.28 am an Air Peace B737-300 aircraft with Registration Marks 5N- BQO had an incident on landing at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.