Nigerian airline, Arik Air has reacted to claims by popular actress, Uche Elendu that one of its aircraft crashlanded because its gear failed.
Uche Elendu took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 to make the claim.
She wrote; “My flight Arik Air Lagos to Asaba just crashedlanded in a remote area, we wer 10mins to Asaba but the gear failed the pilot had to reverse to Lagos.”
“I’m on a 20minutes bus ride to the terminal now. Not a word of Apology from the crew. My God is a great God!!! What God cannot do does not exist!! Thank God for me oo.”
“What God cannot do does not Exist!!!! My convenant with God is strong and He never lies!! Thank you Jesus!!”
“Arik air God punish you and your ill mannered crew with demonic tongues. The male air host told me at the begining of the flight that I should put my box under the chair, that it will save me incase of a crash, I said stop talking negatively, we will not crash in Jesus name!!!”
“Only Jesus can save me!!! He said theres nothing like Jesus keep fooling yourself and I said to him, Only a FOOL says theres no God. They freaking knew the aircraft was faulty!! Damn!!!!! Bring out my luggage let me go catch another flight. Lousy Bunch.”
However, in a statement signed by the management of Arik Air, it says; “One of our dash 8 Q-400 aircraft operating the Lagos-Asaba flight this evening made an air return to base due to a technical issue.”
“The aircraft landed safely, and the Pilot in Command, in compliance with safety procedures, decided to disembark the passengers on the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.”
“The aircraft was later taxied to the Arik Air hanger for maintenence action.”
“A substitute aircraft has since been provided for the Asaba passengers.”
“We apologise for the inconvenience the incident may have caused and assure our passengers that their safety is of utmost priority to us at Arik Air.”