A flight full of passengers had a near death experience on a Dubai-bound Qatar Airways aircraft as the tyres got burst while attempting to take off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The unfortunate incident took place yesterday, 9th February, around 3 PM on the runway 18 right of the airport. According to one of the passengers on bound, the Captain was already cleared for
According to one of the passengers on bound, the Captain was already cleared for take off by the Air Traffic Controllers when they suddenly heard a loud sound.
The banging sound prompted the pilot to stop briefly before deciding to drag the aircraft back to the terminal where it departed from minutes earlier.
As is usual with such flight disasters, the passenger said everyone in the plane went into a panic mood and took to screaming, crying and praying in different tongues.
“We were held in fear for some time. We thank God that the plane has not gathered the full speed for takeoff, we would have been saying something else.”
The aircraft was later parked for repair at one of the hangers in the terminal while the airline management embarked on an alternative arrangement for the affected travelers, who were already shaken and exhausted from the event.
This is an unexpected bad news for the Qatar Airways Company, which has been known for its top-notch services since it commenced operations in 1994.
With a total of 24, 000 direct employees and a fleet of more than 180 aircraft, Qatar Airways has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances.
The airways has its headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doh and has flights linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania.
We hope that a repeat of this kind of incident does not occur in the feature, for the sake of the safety of the esteemed customers.