An Arik Air flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning made an air return back to Lagos over oil indication light.
The Public Relations and Communications Manager of Arik, Mr Adebanji Ola, who confirmed the incident, stated that the aircraft was on its climb when the pilot noticed the indication light.
According to him, as a safety precaution, the pilot of the Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft operating as flight W3 740 opted to return to the airport of departure in Lagos.
Ola said, “The captain contacted the Lagos control tower to intimate the Air Traffic Controller of his decision and activated emergency protocols.
“This is a standard operating procedure and in line with best safety standards.”
He said the Port Harcourt-bound passengers were provided another aircraft to continue their journey.
He added that the airline’s team of engineers had commenced inspection of the aircraft that was returned to the ramp.
Ola stated that the airline would not compromise on safety and assured its customers of high safety standards.