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Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2019

AIB commences investigation into Medview Airlines mid-air incident

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From Suleiman Idris, Lagos

The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) yesterday said it has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited in which the crew deployed oxygen masks mid-air before embarking on an emergency descent procedure on Tuesday.
A terse statement from the spokesman of the agency, Mr. Oketunbi Tunji explained that “Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria has been notified that an aircraft operated by Med-View Nigeria Limited, Boeing 737-500 with registration marks 5N-BQM was involved in a serious incident en-route Lagos from Abuja on the 23rd July, 2019 at about 3:07pm local time with 27 passengers and six (6) crew members on board. There was no fatality.”
It said further that “From the information gathered so far, cabin altitude warning came ON at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure.”
Mr. Oketunbi added that a team of safety investigators have commenced investigation to determine the remote cause of the incident.

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