- Arik Air Plane Aborts Take-off at Benin Airport
An Arik Air aircraft operating flight W3 7631 from Benin to Lagos on Tuesday morning aborted take-off at the Benin airport.
The pilot was said to have stopped the plane when he observed an abnormality during the take-off run.
The airline’s Public Relations and Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, stated that the aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900, was brought under control on the runway in the process with no damage to it and no injury to the passengers on board.
He said an alternative aircraft was provided to fly the passengers to Lagos.
Ola added, “The affected aircraft has since been ferried to Lagos for checks, observation and maintenance.
“Arik Air apologises to our customers for any inconvenience and restates our commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards at all times.”