“Why the United Nigeria flight bound for Abuja ‘arrived’ in Asaba”

“Why the United Nigeria flight bound for Abuja ‘arrived’ in Asaba”

The operator of United Nigeria Airlines (UNA) yesterday announced that its Abuja-bound flight was diverted to Asaba International Airport due to inclement weather at the destination.

This explanation suggests that the Lagos-Abuja flight probably went astray when the flight crew announced its arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, although its actual location was Asaba International Airport, Asaba, Delta State. This was in response to the hunch of the passengers on the flight.

Inaccurate destination reports led to confusion among passengers and negative comments on social media. However, UNA’s corporate communications director, Achilles Chudo Uchegbu, said that while the diversion was appropriate, it was due to a mistake on the part of the crew upon arrival in Asaba.

Uchegbu noted that NUA flight 0504, which was departing from Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) in Lagos, was temporarily diverted to Asaba International Airport for security reasons. “The pilot of the aircraft was aware of the temporary change in direction and was appropriately briefed,” he said.

“However, upon landing safely in Asaba, there was a false announcement by the cabin crew, which caused confusion for passengers.” Mr Uchegbu said the aircraft subsequently landed safely in Abuja as the weather at the destination improved. added.

In fact, in civil aviation around the world, occasional errors in flight plans are not uncommon. Recall that not long ago, a British Airways flight to Düsseldorf, Germany, mistakenly landed in Edinburgh due to incorrectly filed flight documents.

Passengers only realized their mistake when the plane landed and the announcement “Welcome to Edinburgh” was played. The plane departed from London City Airport, turned around and landed in Düsseldorf. WDL Aviation operated the BA flights through a lease agreement.

Source: guardian.ng

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