Plane Crash avoided as United Africa Aircraft makes mid-air U-turn

Plane Crash avoided as United Africa Aircraft makes mid-air U-turn while making it’s journey from Port Harcourt to Abuja yesterday the 7th of June 2021

A United Nigeria Airline aircraft with the flight number U50515, flying from Port Harcourt to Abuja airport yesterday made a mid-air return to Port Harcourt on almost arriving at Abuja after running into turbulence at Abuja.

The Head of Corporate Communications, United Nigeria Airline, Mr Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, in a statement yesterday said : ” A United Nigeria flight number U50515 from PHC to ABV departed PHC with clear and good weather forecast.”

“However on approaching Abuja experienced moderate turbulence which necessitated diverting back to Port Harcourt as weather conditions were below our operating requirements.

The crew took the required and correct decision to return to PHC.”

” Hence, at no time was the flight or aircraft in any danger whatsoever. Our experienced crew acted with utmost professionalism which the passengers highly and profusely commended and complimented”.

” They praised United Nigeria for its high standards as well as professionalism. We however understand that passengers react to weather turbulence in different ways, but it would help to verify facts before going the social media route”.

” At United Nigeria, we take safety seriously and as our number one priority and we reassure you that our crew exercise utmost care in all situations”.

” We are in the rainy season and flight disruptions and turbulence will be experienced which regular travellers are well aware of,” he said.

The flight crew was very smart to take the best decision to secure the lives of it’s passengers and prevent any danger from occurring.

It was reported that the passengers felt afraid and uneasy while the turbulence was ongoing but they are also grateful for their safety.

The flight will be rescheduled and the passengers will duly be informed. Though the sudden change occurred, it could not he helped as weather conditions can be quite unpredictable.

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