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“Ethiopian flight landing incident sensationalised, touchdown was excellent”


The Director General of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, has said yesterday’s landing adventure of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 901 from Addis Ababa to Lagos was too sensationalised. Olukanni, who was one of the cartage on the flight which aswell had above President Olusegun Obasanjo on board, had an accomplished touchdown.


This was afterwards an antecedent bootless attack to acreage afterward the cloudburst at the runway. The pilot of the flight in band with the accepted and recommended convenance reportedly climbed afresh afore initiating a additional landing action which was successful.


Aviation authorities including the Nigeria Civil Aerodynamics Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the airline had aswell absolved several online media address suggesting what happened was a abreast mishap.

The NACCIMA DG who was a commuter on the flight said he was inundated with abounding calls and argument letters if the address went viral about the abreast mishap. According to him, the adventure was not as bad as painted. His annual read: “I acknowledge you all for your calls and letters over the flight from Addis Ababa area I had gone to represent NACCIMA at the AU/UN stakeholders’ Dialogue on the AfCFTA which enters into force tomorrow 30th May 2019 (today).

“My buzz has been campanology off the hook. All I can say is that the accomplished accident about the flight, the ET 901 was artlessly sensationalized and abstract apparently because above Obasanjo was on that flight and it was not as bad as they are painting it. Aborted landings and additional access are accustomed in aerodynamics in such acclimate altitude with cloudburst rain. “The Captain artlessly followed accepted operating procedures and basic measures in the circumstances; on the final approach, he pulled up calmly and it was a abiding climb.

Thereafter, he lined up with the aerodrome for a additional approach. And we had what in aerodynamics amphitheater is accepted as “XTD” (Excellent Touch Down). Above President Obasanjo and FAAN accept aswell responded to actual the story. I acknowledge you all”. The agent of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the aircraft did not overshoot aerodrome as some letters indicated. “There was no adventure of over cutting of aerodrome in Lagos. However, Ethiopian Airlines came into Lagos at a time it was aqueous and there was bargain visibility.

Hence, it had to go aback and hovered for a while. Finally, it came aback and landed safely.” Aswell FAAN through its spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said there was no incident, adage the Pilot in Command acted professionally by aborticide landing and on a additional attack landed safely.


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