NEWS

Obasanjo narrates scary ordeal as Ethiopian Airlines plane escapes crash

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the Ethiopian Airline flight that nearly crashed on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The Boeing 777-300, with over 390 people on board landed on third attempt amid strong winds and heavy rain.

Obasanjo, who was returning from a meeting on implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) which ended on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, said he remained calm and read papers.

down heavily”, Obasanjo told Premium Times.

“The pilot thought he could land and he landed. He touched down, but I think he took a swift decision that he had to take off again.

“So he took off. If he did not, I think he probably would have overrun the runway. He then apologised and said he would try to land again. He tried again, and we landed safely. And we all clapped.

“He touched the ground. Then he took off and apologised and landed again at about 12.30. We spent just about 10 minutes in the air before we landed again.

“While it all happened, I was reading my papers. One man, who was next to me, said, ‘Oga you no worry?’

“I said ‘if I worry, what will I do? If you are on a plane and you have a situation like this, why should you worry?’ I left everything in the hands of God.”



About author

Articles

A prolific writer of about two decades standing experience
Related posts
NEWS

IGP appoints DCP Tunji Disu as replacement for Abba Kyari at IRT

.…Assures the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its professional mandate The…
Read more
NEWS

Strive for Nigeria's unity, FG urges PCMs

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has advised Prospective Corps Members to…
Read more
LIFESTYLENEWS

New defence spokesperson assumes office, urges media support

Ifeanyi Nwoko The new Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, taking over from…
Read more
Newsletter
Get latest news update now

Sign up for News headquarters Daily Digest and get trending updates tailored for you now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.