AIB commences investigation into Medview Airline aircraft oxygen deployment and rapid decent

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Medview Airline’s Boeing 737-500 airplane had a serious incident mid-air which necessitated the crew to deploy oxygen masks and embark on emergency descent procedure on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2019.

Confirming this incident and providing a clearer picture, the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria said it has been notified that of the incident and has commenced probe into serious incident.

 

A statement made available by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi read,”The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, Boeing 737-500 with registration marks 5N-BQM was involved in a serious incident en-route Lagos from Abuja on the 23rd July, 2019 at about 3:07pm local time with 27 passengers and six (6) crew members on board. There was no fatality.

“From the information gathered so far, cabin altitude warning came on at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure.
“Our team of safety investigators have commenced investigation.

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