Management of Air Peace yesterday, Thursday, July 25, 2019 stated its aircraft, a Boeing 737-300 with registration number 5N-BQO, which had its nose landing gear shattered on landing at Lagos Airport was airworthy. This is after an intensive in-house preliminary investigation on the said aircraft maintenance schedule.
The airline’s Safety Manager, Captain Godfrey Ogbogu who made this known in a short statement to the media said the aircraft may have been landed harder than intended.
The statement read: ”The landing incident of flight P4 7191 at MMIA on the 23rd of July 2019, has nothing to do with the air worthiness of the airplane.
“Our preliminary in-house investigation indicates that in a bid to make a positive touchdown as required by procedures during such wet weather operations, the pilot landed the airplane harder than intended which affected the nose-wheel.
“There are no issues with the airworthiness of the aircraft as Air Peace Limited assures of best maintenance practices at all times and spares no resources to that effect.
“The Management wishes to assure the flying Public that Air Peace Limited has never stopped appraising its safety practices and procedures as demanded by industry standards.
Recall, the 737 aircraft 5N-BQO piloted by Captain Simisola Ajibola and her crew were said to have observed sudden weather changes which made them change the domestic runway (18L) they were suppose to land on to the international runway (18R)
The airline had in a statement yesterday relayed by Mrs. Toyin Olajide, the Chief Operating Officer, stated that the B737-300 with registration number 5N-BQO was flying in from Port Harcourt when the pilot noticed sudden change in weather when approaching