It was another time for panic as a Med-View Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was said to have stopped mid-air after a fault was observed on the plane. A passenger on the flight was quoted as saying passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before take-off, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all was well.
According to the passenger, Oladejo Olowu; ”A few minutes after take-off, the plane had to return to the Lagos Airport due to the problem. They want to kill over 100 passengers with their faulty plane.” The plane was scheduled to get to Abuja before a final journey to Yola, Adamawa State. Confirming there was an incident, Chief Obuke Oyibhota, Media Consultant to Med-View Airline, however said the plane was still taxiing at the runway when the fault was observed.
According to Oyibhota “The incident happened around midday. The aircraft did not make an air return. The plane was taxiing when the Captain in Charge noticed that the cabin was hot”. He further said the passengers were disembarked and transferred to another aircraft to continue their journey to Abuja. Same on Turkish Airlines flight Also, a Turkish airline TK0626 flight from Lagos to Istanbul scheduled for Monday was canceled as passengers refused to travel due to the plane’s faulty air conditioning system.
The passengers had already boarded and were set to take off when they realised the problem with the cooling system. The delayed flight which was meant to leave the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, at around 10:45 p.m. was eventually canceled when the passengers started protesting on board.