A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has thanked God for sparing the life of Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi following a turbulent flight.
Amaechi and other passengers who were aboard a flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos escaped a plane crash after some air turbulence.
Speaking on the matter, Fani-Kayode said, “I thank God for sparing the lives of all those that were on the Arik Air flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos on Sunday.
“I gather that @ChibuikeAmaechi, the Min. of Transport, was also on the flight and I praise the Lord that he and all the other passengers landed safely.
“I am however constrained to ask why the pilot did not go back to base once he noticed that the weather was bad? Why did he hover for 2 hours?
“Why did he keep attempting to land in such weather? This is something that @hadisirika, the Min. of State for Aviation, needs to look into.
“Most crashes are caused by an error of judgment and we must ensure that this stops. Nevertheless, I commend the courage, skill, and commitment of the pilot and his crew and I thank God for their professionalism and for keeping everyone safe. May God continue to protect our skies!”