The former President of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was returning from a conference in Addis-Ababa on Wednesday afternoon, when the Ethiopian Airline plane he was on board, suddenly encountered a landing difficulty upon approaching the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, has narrated his experience.
Obasanjo spoke with Premium Times, narrating how he had remained calm, during the encounter.
Read his narration below-
”I was on Ethiopian Airline. Rain just came down heavily. The pilot thought he could land. And he landed. He touched down. But I think he took a swift decision that he had to take off again. So he took off. If he did not, I think he probably would have overrun the runway. He then apologised and said he would try to land again. He tried again, and we landed safely. And we all clapped. He touched the ground. Then he took off and apologised and landed again at about 12.30. We spent just about 10 minutes in the air before we landed again.
While it all happened, I was reading my papers. One man, who was next to me, said, ‘Oga you no worry?’ I said, ‘Íf I worry, what will I do? If you are on a plane and you have a situation like this, why should you worry?’ I left everything in the hands of God” he said
The landing difficulty encountered by the aircraft was caused by heavy downpour, the plane landed safely, with the over 393 passengers on board.