The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has begun investigation into the incident involving an Azman Air Lagos-Port Harcourt flight on Thursday.
General Manager, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.
Azman’s Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N-NAS had on Thursday made an emergency landing at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, after one of its engines reportedly failed.
Mr Adurogboye explained that the NCAA would investigate the incident in line with standards and international best practices.
“We don’t have all the information yet but I can tell you that an Azman Air aircraft was involved in an incident yesterday enroute Lagos to Port Harcourt.
“The aircraft had an engine issue but it was able to land safely and the airline had to send another aircraft to pick their passengers from Port Harcourt.
“Our team of inspectors are on ground and will carry out checks to ascertain what led to the incident.
“Our engineers will check the aircraft and talk to the flight crew,’’ Adurogboye said.
He added that the essence of the investigation was to determine the next line of action and come out with recommendations that promote air safety in the country.