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We will investigate Delta’s plane emergency landing in Lagos - NCAA
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By Adesanya Alao
February 14, 2018 05:59:29am GMT      |      Views: 423
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WorldStage Newsonline--- The regulatory authority for the aviation sector  in Nigeria, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced plan to investigate the emergency landing made by an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA who made this known on Wednesday said the agency had been notified of the incident, stressing that it was the duty of regulatory authority to investigate such occurrences in order to ascertain what led to it.

He noted that the pilot acted in accordance with the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by making an air return immediately the left engine of the aircraft caught fire in-flight.

Delta Air Lines flight 55 which took off around 10:50 pm on Tuesday, made an air return less than an hour later due to an engine fault.

The pilot announced the evacuation of all the passengers on board within 90 seconds, after contacting the control towers when the left engine of the aircraft caught fire.

A statement signed by the United States carrier’s media consultant in Nigeria, Mr Tope Awe, on Wednesday, said the A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines.

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