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Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Arik Air flight W3-662 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 11th. The Boeing 737-700 plane took off for Jos, Nigeria, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained... »

Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Arik Air flight W3-433 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Benin City, Nigeria, on May 12th. The plane, heading from Warri to Abuja, Nigeria, was diverted after the crew reported they had to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 42 people aboard at the time;... »

Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Airport

Saturday, March 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Airport

Arik Air flight W3-101 made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, on March 24th. The Airbus A330-200, flying from Lagos, Nigeria, declared emergency landing due to a technical issue. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Stowaway Found in Arik Air Wheel Well

Saturday, October 27, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Arik Air Airbus A340-542 en route from London to Lagos Where: Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport When: Oct 26, 2012 Who: 1 fatality Why: The body of a man was discovered in the wheel well of an Arik Air Airbus after a flight from London to Lagos. The body had no identification. There... »

On taxi, wings of Nigerian Airforce C-130 and Arik Airlines Collide, No injury

Monday, July 16, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Nigerian Airforce C-130 Where: Jos, Nigeria When: July 14, 2012 Who: no injuries Why: The jet was about to take off when “An Arik Airline Boeing 737-700 with registration No 5NMJI on a routine flight to Lagos brushed the wing of a parked Nigerian Air Force C-130 (NAF 917) at the Yakubu Gowon... »

Nigeria: Arik Air 737 Bird Strike

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Arik Air Boeing 737-700 en route from Owerri to Lagos Where: Owerri Nigeria When: May 8th 2011 Who: 69 passengers Why: While en route, the plane incurred a bird strike. The bird was ingested in an engine. The flight continued until there were severe vibrations on the right side of the plane (where... »

Stowaway Threatens Safety Rating

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Stowaway Threatens Safety Rating

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Ken Iwelumo – Global Aviation Images What: Arik Air Airbus A330-200 en route from Johannesburg South Africa to Lagos Nigeria Where: Lagos When: Sep 20th 2010 Who: 1 stowaway Why: The body of a young Nigerian man was found in the wheelwell. How the... »

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