Nigeria to probe smoke-filled plane

Nigeria’s aviation authority is investigating how the cabin of a domestic flight ended up filling with smoke on Tuesday leaving the passengers fearing for their lives, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

On a video circulated on Twitter you can hear passengers praying during the flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

Sam Adurogboye, from Nigeria’s civil aviation authority, said that the aircraft was grounded for investigations, NAN reports.

The airline, Aero Contractors, has also ordered an investigation.

NAN quotes its spokesperson Simon Tumba as saying: “the management of Aero regrets any inconveniences the incident might have caused its esteemed passengers and assured it will get to the root cause of the matter”.

All the passengers arrived safely in Lagos and there were no reported injuries.



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