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Air Peace Blasts AIB Over Aircraft ‘Serious Air Incident’

The management of Air Peace and Accident Investigation Bureau been involved in a serious disagreement involving Air Peace B737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration Marks 5N-BUQ.

A spokesman for the AIB, Tunji Oketunbi, in a statement on Wednesday said the aircraft suffered a burst tyre while landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on March 8.

The aircraft had 127 passengers and six crew members on board, and was en-route Lagos from Abuja.

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However, the indigenous Airline, who responded to the incident in a statement forwarded to our correspondent, said that the aircraft landed safely but encountered a tyre puncture which cause was yet to be ascertained.

The statement said, “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 airline in the statement said it would continue to observe safety in all of its operations.




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