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An Arik air disaster averted in Abuja, after pilot ignores weather warning



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Arik flight W3232 from Enugu to Abuja scheduled to depart Enugu at about 10:00am was delayed until 11:40am, due to reports of approaching bad weather in Abuja.

According to an eyewitness, in a rush to get to Abuja before the start of the rains the pilot ignored all warnings and took the aircraft and passengers through an extremely turbulent flight.

A passenger on the fight said, “People clung on to their seats for dear life with shouts and cries of Jesus”.

On landing at Abuja the plane almost skidded off of the runway and passengers had to wait on the aircraft for thirty minutes before disembarking due to heavy rains in Abuja.

“This is the hallmark of the flight delays and the resultant effects of lack of NCAA,” the passenger added.


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