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Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Others Escape Plane Crash On Arik Air Flight W3788

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May 29, 2013 – Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Others Escape Plane Crash On Arik Air Flight W3788

What could have turned to be an air mishap yesterday was avoided by the experience of the Arik pilot of Flight W 3788 conveying over 100 passengers from Lagos to Asaba in Delta State.

Daily Sun gathered that the flight which was supposed to take off at 8:30 am, was delayed in Lagos on account of bad weather.

Though travellers had boarded the flight, after about two hours inside the plane, they were asked to go back to the departure lounge as the aircraft could not take off due to what the pilot called “terribly bad weather at Asaba.”

After about three hours, the flight was boarded again because weather reports showed improvement within the internationally-accepted landing standards. By the time it was boarded again, many people who sensed the situation as warning from Providence, had already cancelled their trips.
On getting to Asaba, the weather became bad again. Several attempts at landing proved difficult.

Not wanting to take chances, the pilot promptly returned to Lagos. On reaching Lagos, the weather had already gone very bad by  aviation standard with yesterday’s downpour. The plane had to circle around for hours amid dwindling aviation fuel.

It finally landed at 4:45 pm amid sighs of relief from traumatized passengers who clapped in jubilation. The  pilot, Captain Sandy Miller, merely told passengers to thank their God for His  mercies when they got home.

Speaking to Aviation correspondents at the Domestic Wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Gov. Obi, who travelled to South Africa on Sunday and came back yesterday to Lagos, said he was determined to make the flight to Asaba en route Awka because he did not like staying outside Awka more days  than necessary.

[Report by Daily Sun]



  1. kelvin uc

    May 29, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Thank god it did not happen

  2. Wani25

    May 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Thank God dat it did not happen my brother,we would ve count another death toll.

  3. igbaikyaa tersen

    May 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    thank for everything he has done.the plane would have crashed,but thank God it wasn’t like that.

  4. Xtercy

    May 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    What would have become of the bereaved families and Nigeria at large if it had happen. Another trauma and pains n tears. Thank God for being so merciful.

  5. Hanny

    May 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Is al by his grace,all we r sayin “Thank u Lord”

  6. Cosmas

    May 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Glory to God..
    Thank God it neva happened

  7. chizoba

    May 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    To God be thy Glory

  8. Rejoice

    May 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    My lord n my creator, we thank u, d one who is rich in mercy, we appreciate u 4 ur mercy upon ur children once again, tnank u holy spirit 4 directing the pilot in jesus name we hv given thanks

  9. Suny nkama

    June 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    To God be d Glory

  10. ify ogwude

    August 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    So there must be some near death experience with planes every year in nigeria or what? God forbid!

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