Thursday, 30 May 2019 09:55

Obasanjo recounts experience on Ethiopian Airline that almost crashed

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Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted his experience onboard an Ethiopian Airline which reportedly almost crashed.

The aircraft which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, had over 393 passengers, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to Obasanjo, the issue the plane had was difficulty in landing due to rain.

His words:

”I was on Ethiopian Airline. Rain just came down heavily. The pilot thought he could land. And he landed. He touched down. But I think he took a swift decision that he had to take off again. So he took off. If he did not, I think he probably would have overrun the runway. He then apologized and said he would try to land again. He tried again, and we landed safely. And we all clapped. He touched the ground. Then he took off and apologized and landed again at about 12.30. We spent just about 10 minutes in the air before we landed again.

“While it all happened, I was reading my papers. One man, who was next to me, said, ‘Oga you no worry?’ I said, ‘Íf I worry, what will I do? If you are on a plane and you have a situation like this, why should you worry?’ I left everything in the hands of God” he said.

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