The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has retracted its earlier assertion on the incident involving Air Peace Boeing 737-300 with registration quantity 5N-BUQ, saying that the tyre of the plane didn’t burst on touchdown, because it earlier said.
The incident occurred on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:31 pm, when the Abuja-Lagos flight landed on the Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, generally known as worldwide runway.
Whereas taxing over two kilometres to the home terminal (MMA1), generally known as Common Aviation Terminal (GAT), the plane suffered a tyre puncture.
AIB within the newest assertion signed by its Common Supervisor, Public Affairs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi and titled, “Replace on Air Peace Plane Incident at Lagos Airport”, said: “We discuss with the incidence involving a Boeing 737-300 plane with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUQ, operated by Air Peace Restricted, which occurred on the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, March 8, 2021.
“Preliminary findings made by the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) following a obtain of the plane’s Flight Knowledge Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) revealed that the plane skilled a burst tyre throughout taxing.”
AIB-N stated, “because the incidence falls below the class of incident, AIB-N has subsequently ceded the investigation to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Additional enquiries on this incidence must be addressed to the NCAA forthwith.”
Spokesman of Air Peace, Mr. Stanley Oliseh had in an earlier assertion defined that the plane safely landed on the worldwide wing of the airport, including that whereas taxing to the home wing, it had a tyre puncture attributable to what was but to be ascertained.
The assertion additionally stated the airline took exception to earlier studies implying that the plane had a tyre burst on touchdown, “as that is conveying a mistaken impression in regards to the airline to the flying public. If the tyre had burst on touchdown, the plane wouldn’t have moved two kilometres from the worldwide wing to the home wing.”