Passengers took to social media to doc their experiences aboard the Dana Airlines plane Wednesday.
Ola Orekunrin, a physician from Lagos, tweeted that the “exit door fell off” the Nigerian airliner as they touched down in the town on their 6.48 am flight from Lagos to Abuja.
Igah Dagogo was additionally touring on the identical flight. He instructed CNN he seen the emergency exit door was not correctly latched earlier than takeoff in Lagos.
“I was one foot away from the emergency exit door, so I could see the handle was popping out,” Dagogo mentioned.
“We informed one of the air hostesses who insisted that it was locked,” he added.
Dagogo mentioned the aircraft had simply taxied on the runway when the door got here unhinged and nearly hit a passenger.
“We were in the process of landing, that was when the door just opened. The white man by the door had to shift because the door would have hit him. When he shifted the door now fell on the floor of the plane.”
“Maybe it was breeze, but the door came off completely and the passengers came to check and began shouting and taking photos. I wonder what would have happened if the door fell off mid-air.”
Dagogo mentioned crew members tried to calm passengers’ nerves and one in all them complained to the pilot who mentioned he ought to have been knowledgeable earlier than takeoff.
“We wish to state categorically that this could never have happened without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it,” it mentioned.
The airline additionally mentioned when the plane is airborne, the seat or door couldn’t be “shaking” as Brown had mentioned as a result of it’s “fully pressurized.”
“A thorough inspection was however carried out on the said aircraft upon landing in Abuja by our engineers and a team from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and no issue was reported. There was also no threat to safety at any point.”
“A thorough investigation of the concerned passenger is ongoing.”
More than 160 folks died. An investigation decided mechanical failure and pilot error had been guilty.
After Wednesday’s incident, Nigerians seized the chance on social media to precise their disappointment with the nation’s aviation business.
Surprisingly, Dagogo took Dana’s night flight again to Lagos the identical day
“Seven of us who flew in with the morning flight came back to Lagos with the evening flight.”
“I’ll take any flight that suits my time. It’s God that determines my fate,” he mentioned.