Aircraft components servicing may come under scrutiny following the de-pressuration incident on-board Enugu-Lagos bound Air Peace aircraft, which elicited air rage by travelling passengers. This is coming as one of the passenger’s recounted ordeal aboard the aircraft that lost cabin pressure.
A source in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), who spoke to New Telegraph under condition of anonymity, said the aviation regulatory is ascertaining whether the alleged lack of deployment of oxygen was just a mechanical fault or pure negligence in component servicing.
Already, the airplane, A B737 has been declared “unserviceable” by the airline in line with its stance on safety. On December 14, the airline’s Lagos-Enugu flight had a depressurisation challenge, compelling the crew to declare it unserviceable upon safely landing at destination in line with strict safety standards.
An anonymous traveller- on-board the aircraft sent a short message to New Telegraph correspondent narrating her ordeal on-board the aircraft. Narrating her ordeal, she said oxygen masks were used during Air Peace flight, saying smoke filled the cabin.
New Telegraph, December 17, 2018