A malfunction cargo light yesterday forced Royal Air Maroc B737-700 aircraft with registration number CN-RNQ to return to Apron of the international wing of Murtal Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.
According to a statement issued by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) , General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the pilot of the aircraft discovered that the cargo door light was flickering on, despite the Aviation Security (AVSEC) escort visual observation that the cargo door was closed.
FAAN stated that the pilot alerted the control tower, requesting to return back to the apron, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, at about 05.30 hours yesterday, October 20, 2019.
The statement added that Aviation Security escort team remained with the aircraft as it taxied back to the apron, adding that at the apron, all concerned officers of FAAN and other agencies were on ground for thorough inspection.
The statement further informed that in line with standard and recommended practices, all parties concerned supervised the offloading and the re-screening of all the luggages belonging to passengers on board the aircraft.
“All the luggages belonging to the passengers were intact as certified by the team on ground before the flight eventually took-off at 10.06 hours in the presence of the Airport Manager and Chief Security Officer of the Airport,” the statement reads in part.
FAAN stated that it was committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort