Azman Air flight from Lagos to Port -Harcourt Engine Failure mid-air, eventually landed safely

Passengers on-board Azman Air flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt Thursday morning were petrified when one of the two-engine aircraft failed while the aircraft was mid-air, at over 20,000 feet above sea level.

The flight was operated by a Boeing B737 with the registration number 5N-NAS, which had departed the Murtala Muhammed Airport domestic terminal (MMA 2), Lagos to Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Port Harcourt, with 114 passengers on-board before the incident occurred.

THISDAY learnt that the incident occurred at about 10:57 a.m. when the flight was approaching the Port Harcourt airspace.

According to informed source in the industry, the aircraft had already flown for about 35 minutes when the pilot-in-command informed the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) at Port Harcourt Airport of the breakdown of one of its engines and declared emergency immediately.

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