Monday, 14 October 2013

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Panic in Kaduna as IRS aircraft makes emergency landing

There was panic at the Kaduna Airport on Sunday when  an  IRS Airlines Fokker 100 plane with about 99 passengers and crew   made an emergency landing.

The incident happened 10  days after 15 people  were killed   in  an Associated Airlines plane  crash in Lagos and nine days after a Kabo Airlines Boeing 747  aircraft also made an emergency landing in Sokoto Airport, Sokoto

The Managing Director of IRS, Yemi Dada, later explained what happened to reporters. He said:

    "The pilots received a low hydraulic warning minutes before landing, and this affected the landing gear, nose wheel steering, brakes, cargo doors, thrust reverser and the flight controls."

    “On final approach to Kaduna today on our flight 3390 with 89 passengers, our cockpit crew got a low hydraulic in system 1 warning and decided to take precautionary measures to ask for ground confirmation that all gears were down and locked."

    “The crew proceeded to land but followed procedure to disembark on the runway and not taxi in accordance with the procedure.”

He said all passengers disembarked with the assistance of a crane before the aircraft was towed to ramp. He also said the airline's maintenance crew is checking the aircraft to see what happened.

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