Not the 500. Pictured: Boeing 737-322 exAero Contractors Nigeria lease
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What: Aero Contractors Boeing 737-500 en route from Port Harcourt to Lagos
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.