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Flight diversion during poor weather is a safety measure – Air Peace

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In response to BusinessDay’s story about Air Peace Asaba-Abuja flight, Air Peace has said the practice of diverting flights as a result of poor weather is a safety measure that happens all over the world.

Stanley Olisa, spokesperson for Air Peace said on Wednesday, the weather in Abuja was poor so the aircraft could not land.

Olisa explained that as a safety measure, the flight was diverted to Lagos where it was refueled and departed for Abuja.

“It landed safely and flew back to Lagos with another set of passengers. It’s a weather issue. The pilots could not have landed an aircraft when the weather did not permit it,” he said.

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BusinessDay had earlier reported that Mother luck on Wednesday smiled on 150 passengers on board an Air Peace plane from Asaba to Abuja as they narrowly escaped death after a heavy storm disrupted the plane from landing at the Abuja airport

The affected Air Peace flight departed Asaba Airport at 5.07pm and was estimated to arrive at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja at 6pm but was diverted to Lagos.