Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has confirmed that Overland Airways aircraft which left Ibadan for Abuja on Monday abandoned the journey around Minna, Niger state.
The agency said the aircraft detoured to Lagos for emergency landing after its windshield got broken mid-air.
According to media report, the pilot of the domestic flight 1170 while airborne, noticed some cracks on the windshield and subsequently requested to divert the aircraft to Lagos to put the passengers on another aircraft.
It got airborne around 7.42am, changed course and landed in Lagos at 9.43am with all 42 passengers and six crew members onboard.
Supo Atobatele, general manager, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said: “There is no cause for alarm as the diversion was precautionary and this conforms with basic safety norms of the industry.”
Several months ago, the airline was in the middle of a similar controversy when its engines allegedly caught fire. It however denied the report on its official website.