The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the Wednesday aborted landing of Ethiopian Airlines aircraft Boeing 777-300 aircraft was a normal safety procedure in the global aviation industry.
Managing director of FAAN, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu who made the observation yesterday during an interview with aviation journalists at the agency’s headquarters, insisted that the decision of the pilot to abort the first landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was industry standard.
He said that pilots were encouraged to go for a go-around if the situation called for it, stressing that inasmuch as the aircraft had enough fuel in its belly, it doesn’t affect safety.
According to him, pilots were tutored on go-around in the cause of their training, insisting that it was not an abnormal situation and expressed surprise as the controversies the news generated in the media especially in social media.
He said “A go-around is a normal procedure, not…