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Arik Air plane makes air return after detecting potential fire in aft cargo area

A Boeing ‪737-700‬ aircraft, operated by Arik Air with registration W3 720 from Lagos to Abuja, experienced an air return following the detection of an indication light suggesting a potential fire in the aft cargo area.

The incident occurred approximately 10 minutes after takeoff, prompting the Captain of the flight to adhere to standard operating procedures by initiating an air return and requesting priority landing clearance from the Control Tower.

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In a statement by Arik Air, it explained that upon landing safely in Lagos, passengers were disembarked and the aircraft underwent thorough inspections to ensure its airworthiness for future flight operations.

“Subsequent investigation by our maintenance team determined that the indication light was triggered by a false alarm.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced by our esteemed passengers as a result of this incident,” the airline stated.

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