July 22, 2015 – Aero Contractor Airlines Plane Suffers Tyre Burst During Take Off At MM2 Airport Lagos
A plane belonging to Aero Contractor Airlines suffered tyre burst yesterday while taking off at the MMIA Airport in Lagos
According to a source, the tyre of the Boeing 737 500 Aircraft bursts mid air with 141 passengers on board.
When the pilot suddenly initiated a return, the passengers were scared.
The trained pilot reportedly took all precautionary steps by returning to base.
Here is a statement released by the airline’s spokesman Simon Tumba
”Aero flight NG127 from Lagos to Abuja yesterday made an air return as a result of a burst tyre, which occurred just as the airplane was taking off.
“The pilot did the right thing by not trying to abort take-off.
“He controlled the aircraft into the air and following all trained procedures, he brought the plane back to safe landing.