Plane Diversion: NCAA Suspends All Foreign Lease Aircrafts of United Nigeria Airlines

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has suspended all foreign lease aircraft under United Nigeria Airlines hours after the airline operator diverted its Lagos-Abuja en route flight to Asaba on Sunday.

It would be noted that passengers expressed worry when a United Airlines aeroplane landed in Asaba International Airport on Sunday rather than the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA).

Consequently, a report emerged that all the wet lease aircraft under United Nigeria Airlines have been suspended.

A former Director General of the Agency, Benedict Adeyileka, who spoke exclusively on Monday, confirmed the development.

He said the incumbent DG of NCAA, (Captain Musa Nuhu) could suspend United Airlines pending investigation.

He condemned United Airlines’s action, describing it as unprofessional and needing a thorough investigation.

“Just confirmed that their sub-Part G of their AOC is suspended. This means all their foreign registered aircraft are on subpart G.

“If you take the flight from Lagos to Abuja, the Captain is supposed to announce that it is landing in Asaba for whatever reason, but that was not the case.

“The director of the NCAA has the power to suspend that operation pending the investigation on the matter”.