The wave of air mishaps has created yet another scare among Nigerians as an IRS Airline Fokker 100 plane conveying about 99 passengers and crew made an emergency landing.at the Kaduna Airport on Sunday. This incident is coming 10 days after the crash of the ill-fated Associated Airlines which killed 15 persons.
The IRS plane, which departed the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos was said to have experienced hydraulic leakage a few minutes to its landing at the Kaduna Airport. The pilots of the flight 3390 were said to have requested an emergency landing from the airport’s control tower which was immediately granted.
According to an aviation source,the control tower called the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria which deployed fire fighters in and airport emergency response team the runway. Although the plane landed safely, it was said to have been towed from the runway to the airport apron after the panic-stricken passengers had disembarked .
A source at the airport, who hinted that none of the passengers and members of the crew got injured, added that some parts of the plane were damaged.
He said, “Firefighters were immediately deployed to avert any fire incident. When the plane landed safely, there was a near stampede by the passengers but there were no injuries.”