Passengers of an Aero Contractors flight traveling between Port Harcourt and Lagos had a terrifying experience on Tuesday as one of the engines appeared to catch fire, causing the cabin to become filled with thick smoke.
According to a passenger posting on Twitter, the plan started having troubles 20 minutes after take-off. But the terrified passengers had to endure another 35 minutes in the air as the pilot told them to calm down even, as they said, they could clearly see that one of the engines was on fire.
I escaped death on Aero flight from port harcourt to lagos today the 18th of April.— ORIAKU (OKWESILIEZE) (@puffypearl) April 18, 2017
It can only be God. I'm thankful father
Every One on this aero contractor flight could have died today but for God. I'm grateful. Nigerian airports need new directors/ flights pic.twitter.com/KB65yWRJYw— ORIAKU (OKWESILIEZE) (@puffypearl) April 18, 2017
The aircraft eventually landed safely in Lagos.
20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking....— ORIAKU (OKWESILIEZE) (@puffypearl) April 18, 2017
VIDEO CREDIT: Oriakwu Okwesilieze