Arik Air Debunks "Faulty Engine" Report; Explains Real Reason Aircraft Returned to Ramp on Tuesday

Arik Air, on Wednesday, debunked the report that a faulty engine forced the aircraft to halt flight before take-off.

NPOreports had reported how the Arik Flight slated to take off Tuesday morning from Lagos to Abuja was forced to make a sudden halt at the domestic wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

Explaining the real reason why the aircraft returned to ramp on Tuesday, the management of the Arik Air in a statement by its PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, which was made available to NPOreports Wednesday, said one of the aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 operating w3 720 returned to ramp prior to take-off after the cockpit crew noticed a flap configuration indication light.

According to Ola, “the crew promptly taxied the aircraft back to ramp to have the airCraft checked in accordance with standard


He revealed that the issue was caused by a flap sensor and unrelated to a faulty engine.

He added that “The flap sensor has since been replaced and the aircraft released to service after clearance by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).”

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