The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said that it has completed a thorough Technical Audit (TA) of Air Peace and its fleet of aircraft with a view to ensuring the airline complied with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) and to mitigate the re-occurrence of the incident.
An online statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, explained that the TA was not limited to this recent incident but that it was extended to the airline’s operational, technical and safety performance in the last 12 months were also scrutinised.
Adurogboye stated that the technical audit It revealed that all the operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited are airworthy.
“This is to assure the flying public that all the aircraft on the fleet of NCAA authorised Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holders operating in Nigeria are airworthy.
The Authority shall continue to ensure only airworthy aircraft are permitted to operate,” NCAA assured.
The statement stated that the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was already carrying out an in-depth investigation into the incident to determine the immediate and remote causes responsible for this particular incident as required by International Standards stipulated in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13, adding that NCAA awaits the conclusion and report of the AIB investigation.
Recalled that on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at about 10.28 am an Air Peace B737-300 aircraft with Registration Marks 5N- BQO had an incident on landing on runway 18R at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.