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Aero Contractor’s Passengers Stranded Inside Faulty Aircraft In Abuja For 7 Hours

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Nov 9, 2013 – Aero Contractor’s Passengers Stranded Inside Faulty Airplane For Hours In Abuja For 7 Hours

……..Aero Contractors turned us into prisoners of war

Passengers aboard an Aero Contractor Boeing 737 plane scheduled for a trip to from Abuja to Lagos were left stranded inside the aircraft for several hours, with airline officials nowhere in sight to offer any explanation, SaharaReporters has learnt from a source who was one of the abandoned passengers.

“It was as if the Aero Contractors turned us into prisoners of war,” said the passenger, adding that many passengers were terrified as the plane sat on the tarmac of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja for several hours, with passengers locked up inside.

Our source disclosed that Flight AJ132 from Abuja to Lagos was supposed to take off at 8 p.m., but was delayed until midnight. Then, once passengers boarded, they were left inside the aircraft until 3 a.m. on Saturday. He added that the pilots and the crew left the aircraft with the passengers without giving any explanation. A source at the airline said it was a case of “Aircraft On Ground”, a term used to depict seriousness of engine trouble that causes an aircraft to be grounded.

“I think this kind of thing can only happen in Nigeria where customers are treated by an airline as if they were just rats trapped inside a plane, and the pilots and crew members disappear just like that.”

SaharaReporters could not reach a line for Aero Contractors to obtain an official response to the incident. Several passengers booked on other Aero’s flights suffered similar delays at airports around Nigeria.

[Report By Sahara Reporters New York]



  1. Plantina

    November 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    hahhhhhh u guys are funny passengers how aero come turn u into prisoners of war with ur own money
    sorry o

  2. George Tiger

    November 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    This is dishearting and gross unprofessionalism on the part of aero

  3. yummy

    November 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Somebody should start a revolution to sue such,,,they cannot do such in their home country,,,,Our leaders that should be protecting the people are busy sharing money in Abuja,,,

  4. Mama boys

    November 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    It’s is better to discover the faulty than to risk your lives and prematurely

  5. Ehi chris

    November 9, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    This can only happen in nigeria where there is no justice

  6. iron bar

    November 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    such issue should be taken up by the courts.what sort of unlawful imprisonment is that..arrant nonsense

  7. Richard

    November 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Nigeria is 53 years for God sake, it is high time for a proper regulation on operator of private airlines in Nigeria, in the regulation there should be provisions for compensations for unnecessary delays such as this, you cannot lock passengers up in a stationary aircraft for more than seven hours, you cannot even keep animals in such a condition, and an avenue should be created to allow passengers to sue airline operators for a speedy compensation.

  8. Chy chy

    November 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Same happen to us in September 2009 i paid #84,000 to board bellview airways to Senegal @ mm airport lagos passenger slept there for many day no flight when we reach there ikeja office they promise to refund .up till now they never refund

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