Nigerian Airline, Air Peace has released a statement disputing widespread speculation over its aircraft’s airworthiness.

This follows a landing incident which occurred at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos where an aircraft belonging to the airline crash landed.

According to the statement signed by its Safety Manager, Godfrey Ogbogu, the nose wheel of the plane was affected after the plane landed forcefully.

“The landing incident of Flight P4 7191 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, July 23, 2019, has nothing to do with the airworthiness of the airplane.

“Our preliminary in house investigation indicates that in a bid to make a positive touchdown as required by procedures during such weather operations, the pilot landed the airplane harder than intended which affected the nose wheel.

“There are no issues with the airworthiness of the aircraft as Air Peace Limited assures of best maintenance practices at all times and spares No resources to that effect.

“The management wishes to assure the flying public that Air Peace has never stopped appraising its safety practices and procures as demanded by industry standards,” the statement read.

The airline said the incident was more likely a mistake from the pilot than an aircraft fault.

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