Ibom Air Aircraft
You Can’t Fly, Your Landing Gear Is Bad, Ground Engineer Stops Ibom Air Flight
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos
An Abuja bound Ibom Air flight fully loaded with passengers and set to take-off on Thursday morning from the Lagos airport was abruptly stopped by a Ground Engineer over faulty Landing Gear, checks by kadecommunicationng has revealed.
In a post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, a former Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in the Presidency, Dr. Joe Abah thanked the Ground Engineer for stopping the flight before take-off
In the words of Dr. Joe Abah, “I boarded a 7am @ibomairlines flight in Lagos this morning, heading to Abuja. My brother @seunonigbinde was on the same flight and we had chatted briefly about work. Aircraft door was shut, phones switched off, ready for takeoff.
“As we were about to start taxiing, there was a loud knock on the aircraft door from outside. We all wondered what it could be. The knocking  got more persistent. The flight attendant had to open the door again.
“As she did, a Ground Engineer came in and those of us in front clearly heard him say ‘You can’t go. Your landing gear is bad.’
“The pilot made a ‘political’ announcement that they need to perform some additional checks before take off and apologised for the delay. He spoke with the engineer and, a few seconds later, announced that we were to disembark.
“I thank God that we have the systems in place to check this and avert potential disaster. And that we have some diligent Nigerians who take their work seriously.
“If you are that young Nigerian engineer, God will bless you abundantly.
“Dear @NCAA, please find that young engineer for me. I want to thank him personally. Cc. @fkeyamo.”
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