Air Peace Lagos-Owerri flight makes air return

Domestic airline, Air Peace, said on Friday that its Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 returned to Lagos following loss of cabin pressure in the aircraft on Thursday. The Corporate Communications Manager, Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the flight crew observed that there was a change in cabin pressure and decided to make an air return. He stated, “In line with our standard operating procedure, the captain-in-command descended to a level where it would be comfortable for our valued guests, before making a return to base in line with global best practices in the aviation industry. “Upon safely landing in Lagos, our guests on board, who had remained calm, were quickly transferred to an alternate aircraft and flown to Owerri. We regret the inconvenience and discomfort caused our esteemed guests on board the flight. “We wish to assure members of the public that the incident had nothing whatsoever to do with the engines of the aircraft nor was it a life-threatening situation.” According to him, the aircraft has since been checked, confirmed serviceable and returned back into operation in less than an hour after going for maintenance checks. “Air Peace is renowned for its quality maintenance reputation and we assure members of the flying public that we will continue to sustain the high standards of our flight operations and professionalism to guarantee the safety of our valued guests and crew,” Iwarah added.