by Oge Okonkwo
Another plane crash was averted when an IRS Airline carrying 89 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the Kaduna Airport on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
This incident is coming barely two weeks after the Associated Airline crash which resulted in the death of over 14 people.
According to reports, the aircraft made an emergency landing due to the low hydraulic system warning in the cockpit.
The Nation Newspapers reports:
89 passengers evacuated from the runwaySequel to the incident, the maintenance crew of IRS Airlines have commenced investigations to confirm the issue that may have led to the warning to the crew on board the aircraft.Confirming the incident, the managing director of IRS Airlines , Mr Yemi Dada said : “On final approach to Kaduna today, on our aircraft flight 3390 with 89 passengers, our cockpit crew got a low hydraulic in system one warning and decided to take precautionary measures to ask for ground confirmation that all gears were down and locked and the aircraft landed normally after the control tower had confirmed that the gears were all down normally.“The crew proceeded to land but followed procedure to disembark on the runway and not taxi in accordance with the procedure.All passengers disembarked normally and the aircraft was towed to the ramp .“The maintenance crew are inspecting to confirm the issue that caused the warning to the crew . Updates will follow shortly ,” Dada stated.