The scheduled Air France service coming from Paris – Lagos having 178 people aboard yesterday announced an emergency on way of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Lagos.
The general manager public affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Mr Fan Ndubuoke in a statement said the Air France aircraft with Registration no.F-GZCC according to the Captain noticed that the Left Hand Nose Tyre Pressure Indicator was on. This is an indication of faulty Nose Wheels.
Observing the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which is a corollary to safe operation, the Pilot declared an emergency.
Ndubuoke said the aircraft which had a total of 178 souls on board with 168 passengers and 10 Crew landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Captain of the Flight later explained to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that the Nose Tyre Pressure Indicator was faulty hence the wrong signal.The Tyre Pressure was later discovered to be in perfect condition.
Meanwhile,the Regulatory Authority (NCAA) has directed the Pilot to submit the Mandatory Occurrence Report to it in real time.