Passengers on an Aero Airline flight from Lagos to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State were panic-stricken yesterday as the jetliner ran into bad weather in an attempt to land at Uyo airport.
According to reports, the aircraft missed the runway on its initial attempt to land and had to make a second attempt several minutes later before landing safely.
This development came just four days after a Dana Air plane crashed into a residential area in Lagos, killing over 153 people.
Aviation officials revealed that the aircraft had ran into a terrible rainstorm before the incident. All the passengers disembarked without any incident and the airliner returned to Lagos.
The Media Consultant to the airline, Mr. Simon Tumba, however, said that the aircraft ran into bad weather in Uyo but was diverted to Calabar where it landed.