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Arik Air Aborts Take-Off At Benin Airport Over Engine Abnormality

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An Arik Air aircraft operating from Benin Airport to Lagos Airport on Tuesday aborted take-off when the Pilot observed some abnormality during the process of taking off.

The Communication Manager of Arik Air, Mr Ola Adebanji, confirmed the incident in Lagos.

Adebanji explained that the aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900, was brought under control on the runway in the process of taking off with no damage to the aircraft and no injury was sustained by the passengers on board.

“After the situation was brought under control, in which there was no casualty to the passengers, an alternative aircraft was immediately provided to fly the passengers to Lagos.

“The aircraft has since been ferried to Lagos for appropriate checks and observation and maintenance,” he said.

Adebanji said the airline has apologised to its passengers for the inconveniences that occurred during the incident.

He restated the airline’s commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards.

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