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Aero Contractors Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Aero Contractors flight NG-316 had to make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 18th.

The plane flying from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, declared an emergency after smoke was noticed in the cabin.

The plane continued for a safe landing. There were 52 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the incident.

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Emergency Landing in Lagos

What: Aero Contractors flight en route from Lagos to Abuja
Where: Lagos Nigeria
When: Oct 16, 2012 8 pm
Who: not released
Why: After take-off, one of the engines quit.

The pilot was in the air less than twelve minutes, and returned to Lagos to make a asafe landing at the airport. The problem was corrected as not an engine failure but an apu failure.

Repairs were made to the plane which is now apparently operational.

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Chaos on Aero Contractors in Lagos

Not the 500. Pictured: Boeing 737-322 exAero Contractors Nigeria lease
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Contact photographer JayDeeKay

What: Aero Contractors Boeing 737-500 en route from Port Harcourt to Lagos
Where: Nigeria
When: Oct 24 2010
Who: 84 passengers, 15 injuries
Why: Passengers were complaining of pressure problems resulting in ear pain. Passengers reportedly “ran amuck” in the cabin when they saw smoke, apparently resulting in injury.

Officially, ten minutes before arrival in Lagos, a smoke problem in the cabin was reported to ATC. The crew reported the smoke, and made a safe landing at Murtala Muhammed International Airport with emergency on standby at 6:30 pm. Passengers evacuated, resulting in fifteen injuries. Passenger’s luggage was not released until 8:30 pm

According to maintenance, the smoke problem was mist and condensation from the air conditioning which had been switched to manual.

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