Nigerian airline, Arik Air, has reacted to claims by veteran Nollywood actress, Uche Elendu that she was onboard an Arik Air aircraft that crash landed yesterday, January 12.
Uche Elendu, had taken to her Instagram page to narrate the incident which saw herself and other passengers returning to Lagos after the faulty plane had to make a U-turn.
“My flight, Arik Air from Lagos to Asaba just crashlanded in a remote area. We were 10 minutes to Asaba but the gear failed and the pilot had to reverse to Lagos. I’m on a 20 minutes bus ride to the terminal now, not a word of apology from the crew.”
Reacting to her claims, the airline in a statement released via their official Instagram page on Wednesday, stated that the said airplane landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Arik Air stated:
“One of our dash 8 Q-400 aircraft operating the Lagos-Asaba flight this evening made an air return to base due to a technical issue.
Apologizing for the inconvenience, the airline claimed it provided a substitute aircraft for the affected passengers.
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