An Arik Air aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft operating flight W3 740 from Lagos to Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning made an air return back to Lagos due to oil indication light.
According to an online statement by the airline’s PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola,the aircraft was on its climb when the Pilot in Command(PIC) noticed the indication light and as a safety precaution opted to return to airport of departure, Lagos.
The statement further explained that the Captain contacted the Lagos control tower to intimate the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) of his decision and activated emergency protocols.
The Captain’s decision the statement added is a standard operating procedure and in line with best safety standards.
The Port Harcourt bound passengers; the airline said have been provided another aircraft for their journey while our team of engineers are inspecting the Boeing that returned to ramp.
Arik Air assured its customers that it would not compromise the high safety standards the airline is known for.