by Rachel Ogbu
On Saturday night, a Lufthansa Airlines’ flight going to Frankfurt from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was forced to make an emergency air return after the plane developed technical problems midair, new reports say.
According to reports, the plane was two hours into the journey when pilots detected the fault.
Media Consultant, Lufthansa Airlines, Hakeem Jimoh confirmed the report saying the air return was to ensure safety of lives and property.
“Yes, the return was for safety reasons. It (the aircraft) returned to run some checks because there was a technical problem, and in order to be sure, the plane had to come back,” he said.
“The flight came back around 11pm, so the plane flew for about one hour. The departure time was 10pm, and it was a normal Lufthansa flight from Lagos to Frankfurt, Germany.”
“The passengers were taken to the lounge and the waiting area of the airport. They were finally taken to a hotel where they spent the night for it is important to always put safety first no matter what. Of course, we regret the inconvenience, but safety must be given priority in this business,” he added