A Dana aircraft traveling Friday from Lagos to Port Harcourt was forced to make an emergency landing after the aircraft lost one of its engines midflight.
The flight with registration number 5N-SRI, which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, reportedly collided with a bird, leading to the loss of the engine.
Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, Communications Manager of the airline, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Ezenwa said the captain took a professional decision by returning to the Lagos airport.
“A bird strike is a collision between a bird and an aircraft that is airborne and as per standard safety procedure which is the hallmark of our operation, our pilot returned to base,” the statement read in part.