Stella Dimoko s Passengers Call For Canoe To Board Lagos-Owerri Flight


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

s Passengers Call For Canoe To Board Lagos-Owerri Flight

The general Aviation Terminal of the local wing of Murtala Mohammed International Airport was submerged by a flood last Thursday.

The tarmac was flooded as an Arik air flight WS 0640 was preparing to take off from Lagos to Owerri at 11 am on Thursday, May 11 2017.

A video sent to our correspondent indicated that an Arik Air flight, which earlier landed at the airport, could not easily board its passengers due to the heavy flood that resulted from an early morning rainfall in Lagos.

Passengers who tried to disembark from the flight into an airside bus that would convey them to the terminal were completely soaked and many were careful to walk in the flooded area for fear of getting swept in the flood.

Some of the passengers and airside workers were heard calling for the use of a canoe to move passengers from the airside’s bus to the aircraft which was preparing to fly to Owerri.

Apart from Arik airline, several aircraft that came after it also went through the same poor experience.

An Arik air source said the flight was delayed due to difficulties in boarding the aircraft, a Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N-MJJ.

from sahara reporters.


  1. Why did another blogger say it was a scene at the recently reopened Abuja airport? People should go easy with the lies and propaganda.

    1. I read somewhere that it's an old picture that it happened 3years ago.

    2. Saw the video and it was tagged Abuja airport

  2. No be only canoe. Lool! People must turn things to a joke in any given situation. That down pour must be more than heavy though. Jeeeez

    1. Nigerians can sabo sha lol see how they were still saying nobody should come down to force the driver to repark, one man just jumped into the water and walked inπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and some other swimmers followed. I can imagine how pissed I would have been...
      Not like there will clean water to rinse leg inside the plane 😭

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  4. In this nation we have had passengers disembark an aircraft using a ladder and nothing happened, nobody got reprimanded. We have had herd of cattle obstruct traffic at an airport and nothing happened either. This one too shall pass without the authorities finding a valid solution to forestall a reoccurrence.

  5. Madam Stella see your man friend Ameachi disgracing himself not Nigeria.


  6., the original source of the news has already apologised for misleading people with this info. The incident happened 3 years ago at Enugu airport. SR should stop embarrassing itself by posting misleading info.

  7. Is it this small water that they're shouting about.. Abeg comot

  8. Dis people no go kill person with laughter.
    Maybe na sea (water) craft.


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