Disaster was averted on monday as a plane crash was avoided when a Med-View airlines aircraft coming in from Lagos suddenly took to the air again at the point of landing in Abuja, PunchNG reports.
According to the report, the pilot told the passengers that he took to the air again to avoid a collision with another aircraft on the tarmac.
The airline Flight VL2104 took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at noon and was scheduled to land in Abuja at about 1.05pm.
The pilot had already announced final descent into Abuja and asked all passengers and cabin crew to fasten their seat belts but the pilot suddenly took off to the air again with barely 30 seconds to touch ground.
The plane had 150 passengers on board. A correspondent of The PUNCH was one of the passengers.
After about three minutes of gaining altitude, the pilot announced that he decided to take off again to avoid colliding with an aircraft that was on ground.
When the plane finally landed, the passengers struggled to disembark.“Are you still sitting down? Let me rush down in case it will suddenly take off again,” a middle-aged man was heard teasing one of his co-passengers.
Just over a month ago, an Associated Airlines flight crashed shortly after take off killing 13 passengers.