At least five people sustained minor injuries after passengers aboard a Delta Airline flight from Lagos to Atlanta used emergency slides to evacuate the flight and returned to the airport in Lagos.
An Atlanta-bound plane made an emergency landing in Lagos, after an engine issue Tuesday.
The Delta Airlines flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later.
The A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines. Part of the plane caught fire, it made a detour back to Murtala International airport and made an emergency landing.
The flight landed safely and passengers were evacuated onto the runway down emergency slides. The 5 affected were as a result of mad scramble to disembark from the aircraft. Some of the Passengers were shell shocked and dazed about the development.
Airport fire crews met the plane as it landed.
Delta airline says five passengers reported non-critical injuries during the evacuation.
All passengers were bussed back to the terminal as Delta airline says it will provide hotel rooms and rebook the passengers on a flight Wednesday.
They were however booked at an hotel close to the international hotel. Some of the passengers who spoke with our men on ground were grateful to God for the successful emergency landing
“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority,” the company said in a terse message.