Monday, April 15, 2013

Right engine of British Airways plane stops working before take-off at Abuja Airport

I got calls this morning from a few LIB readers inside a British Airways flight at the Abuja International Airport. They told me that the BA 8:30 flight to London was preparing to take off when the right engine of the plane just stopped working. They heard a noise and then smoke. The plane had to be towed back to the tarmac.

As at the last time I spoke with one of them, engineers were trying to fix the engine. I even heard the pilot making an announcement. They are not sure if the flight will continue or if it will be cancelled, but they are all still inside the plane at the moment. BA has been given 40 minutes to fix the engine or the flight will be cancelled...for safety reasons. Will keep you guys updated.

Update: All passengers have been asked to leave the plane
Update 2: The flight has been cancelled

103 comments:

Anonymous said...

Na so!!

Yeah! 1st to comment!

DATSHAPIBOBOY said...

Woow d passengers shld hv God to thank for this miracle. Even the all circumspect British Airways. Nnah meehn anyth can hapn.

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm..so they didnt no d plane was faulty b4..am sure the engine had been givin dem signs since....Well, we thnk God it happened while they were stil on ground.

Anonymous said...

Linda you don dey shoot o! *you are not sure if the flight will cancelled*

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hmmmm thank God,a major tragedy averted.

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Anonymous said...

Thank God it was detected before the take off

WhiteBlack Lion said...

If i know Nigerians, they might not be interested in the flight anymore. Nobody wants to be on the news headlines for something far from positive. I think the bright side lies in the fact that the issue started on ground and not in the air because that will have been an entirely different story. Listen closely to the people as some will claim they were supposed to be on that flight.

Cute G said...

Thank God ooooo it didn't happen on air!hmmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

*Naija don go collect witchcraft 4 dem*ĤƐĤƐĤƐĤƐĤ

Anonymous said...

They should try & cancelled d flight, we don't need another plane crash. GINA

Anonymous said...

Thank God it was detected before taking off

Anonymous said...

Afta dey'll b cursing out dana!lol no airline is above mistake,thnk God dey had nt taken off!I'll b shaken if I was on dat flight

Dezzy said...

Thank God it was discovered before it took off

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Thank God it happend b4 take off...*whew*

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Linda, God bless you. Sometimes these operators have no conscience. Am sure the quick media blitz helped in favor of eventually putting the passengers safety first.

mimi said...

Wow!no hurry in life!oooooooooo

sassy bu said...

Thank God it happend on ground,if not "na anoda story we for d hear" BLESS GOD

Anonymous said...

Ms or Mrs Gina pls its cancel not cancelled abeg. amyways thank God yhis didnt happen on air if not it would hv been another tragedy in naija.

Anonymous said...

Gina, why are u imitated me by the way u are speak your grammar.

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Anonymous said...

Thank God it did not develop that fault while in flight

Anonymous said...

thank God it was earlier detected on the ground and not in the air

Anonymous said...

thank God it was earlier detected on the ground and not in the air

purple lady said...

Thank God it happened when it happened,hmm am tired of the death here and there,people loosing loved ones,thank u Lord.

Stainless said...

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Stainless said...

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Burberry said...

Thank God it happened before take off..it only shows †hå† these airlines don't check their planes from time †σ time..God help us all.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Jeez! What a disaster averted! Thank heavens!

Anonymous said...

LOTS OF PEOPLE DONT KNOW THAT ONE ENGINE CAN ACTUALLY BE ENOUGH TO FLY A PLANE, iF FOR EXAMPLE THE ENGINE FAILS THE OTHER ENGINE WOULD BE ENOUGH TO LAND THE PLANE SUCCESSFULLY TO THE NEAREST COUNTRY. iTS FOR SAFETY REASONS THATS WHY A PLANE MUST HAVE TWO ENGINES.

Nekky Cynthia said...

Thank You Lord. Another tragedy prevented.

Anonymous said...

Actually those planes are designed to fly even with one engine, my concern is the smoke though. Well lucky for them.

Okungbowa Bernard Osamuede said...

Thank God nothing happened,i have also been in a similar situation, ours was a virgin flight but in our case the engine started and went off during their usual check and did not start again. waited for over 3 to 4 hrs b4 the flight was canceled still.it all still boils down to our Airport authority. more seriousness and proper check should be done.. accidents are prone to happen but we can reduce its occurrence.

Anonymous said...

only God knows what would have happened 2day o!!! dis 1 nah big testimony!! e no work 4 devil dis time o! they should please cancelled that flight.

Anonymous said...

Tank God it happened on land if not we F̶̲̥̅̊ọ̥я̩̥̊ hear news dis wondaful monday morning. TESTIMONY TIME!!!!!!!!!

Unwana Johnson said...

That's because he know the thought he has for all of us, to give us a successful flight not a plane crash.

ExoticEyez Mimi said...

The flight be cancelled and the plane should be grounded till further repairs and tests have been carried out and the plane is certified fit for such a long flight. Make e no go cease for air o, Hmmmmm this is disturbing.

BLOGLORD said...

haaaaa! they are till contemplating that the plane flies after 40mins of repair? hurry hurry repair? father lord!
am really beginning to get scared of flights.

Anonymous said...

Do they have to be told to leave before leaving the plane? Nawa for our people oooo.They obviously don't like themselves

Baby Confessor said...

oluwa!

olabode said...

Thank God..

Gozzy said...

hmmm,thank God oo.@Whiteblack Lion:looooool

Anonymous said...

Mehn we tnk God it was detected early enough to avoid stories dat touch

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

If na me,I go cancel traveling for dat month. Thank God say dey neva take off.

Meek And Gentle said...

Crisis averted, thank God.
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Anonymous said...

the flight has been cancelled and shifted to tomorrow

Anonymous said...

the flight has been cancelled and shifted to tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Awwww! Praise God oooo! I really do not like flyn but don't hve a choice.

Anonymous said...

wrs my comment??????? linda linda linda, hw mant tyms did i call u

Anonymous said...

Aren't these planes suppose to be chaecked first? Thank God sha o

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Anonymous said...

Thank God it didn't happen again oo

Kolawole taiye said...

This would have been an ironical time to be listening to that song dat goes lyk "I'm leaving on a jet plane,, don't knw when I'l be back again",,,,lol,, cos I'm sure if they had left for the uk on that plane,, that would have been the end!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God ohhhhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

The British Airways planes that fly the Nigerian route are too old. I know they carry out regular maintenance checks but they are actually old.

Anonymous said...

British airways does not need the media before d flight is cancelled. The life of their passengers and cabin crew is of priority to them. We should thank God it happened on ground.

Anonymous said...

thank God

evenda said...

Thank goodness it was detected earlu.ki la maso.all is well

Anonymous said...

We thank god it was dectected early or it will be another story

Anonymous said...

Thank God

Anonymous said...

Well they run one of the best airlines in the world, so they take precautions, they don't play with human life...

1 TIPS FOR A FLAT BELLY CLICK HERE said...

ohhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

Pls Linda what phone no can we reach u on . I know u contributed to this tragedy being averted. I'm talking of a hotline, not ur personal line. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Good thing it wasn't a Dana flight...or the plane could well have been allowed to take off, had that been the case. Let's just hope that this level of security and scrutiny is applied across the board regardless of the carrier!

Anonymous said...

Tanx God. D tine was discover if not. What would have happen nw. Any way jesus is our refuge in dis country.

Anonymous said...

@Cute G.. The expression you are looking for is 'IN THE AIR' and not 'ON AIR'- This is not a radio show :P

Okungbowa Bernard Osamuede said...

Accidents are prone to happen but we can reduce its occurrence as it all boils down to our Airport authority as seriousness and proper checks should be done on these planes (them never even fit check our local ones finish sef) Thank God nothing happened,i have also been in a similar situation, ours was a virgin flight but in our case the engine started and went off during their usual check and did not start again. waited for over 3 to 4 hrs b4 the flight was cancelled still.

Anonymous said...

Thank God 4 earlier detection b/4 taking off.

Okungbowa Bernard Osamuede said...

Accidents are prone to happen but we can reduce its occurrence as it all boils down to our Airport authority as seriousness and proper checks should be done on these planes (them never even fit check our local ones finish sef) Thank God nothing happened,i have also been in a similar situation, ours was a virgin flight but in our case the engine started and went off during their usual check and did not start again. waited for over 3 to 4 hrs b4 the flight was cancelled still.

Micbechy said...

Thank God. Pls let it be well fixed and tested before flying again.

Anonymous said...

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maestro sa said...

9ice 1

IJ BABY said...

please oo, its better that they cancelled it, dont want to loose anyone by plane crash. not anymore ....well linda thanks for the info, and thank God that they noticed the problem on time.. i know that the minds of the passengers must be beating very fast now ...all the same thank God.

IJ BABY said...

please oo, its better that they cancelled it, dont want to loose anyone by plane crash. not anymore ....well linda thanks for the info, and thank God that they noticed the problem on time.. i know that the minds of the passengers must be beating very fast now ...all the same thank God.

GREAT love said...

We thank God.

Ademola Peejay said...

Bravo! We've not lost our dear people!

Henry Ojinere said...

Have always felt ok with BA. A Dana would have taken off with one engine. God help Nigeria

Ada Nnewi said...

Thankful the fault was detected before takeoff. On a different note, the high level of semi-literacy in the country is very obvious in the poorly constructed tenses and poor spelling that characterizes most of the comments on this article and other articles on linda's blog...Nigerian Leaders please invest in the educational sector of our country especially at the primary and secondary school level...

Kc said...

Thank God .

Alicia says... said...

You are stupid! Its not about the plane crash, its about what caused it and compensation for the victim's families.
Dana still has given us nothing after all this time. How i wish the NTSB from Washington D.C. Got involved. Shitty government that doesn't case to investigate anything unless it involves a member of their own family

gee said...

I was there this morning, actually saw the plane returning but did not know what actually happened. Guess they preferred to keep their name rather than the change.lol

Anonymous said...

@Gina,the flight was cancelled! Didn't you read that part? Plus you didn't need to add LED to your CANCEL! Arrrgh! And you will claim to have gone to school! Thank me after you complete night school!

Anonymous said...

BA doesnt need media blitz. They know what to do. U think its all these nigerian airlines. There is no 'machine' that doesnt develop faults. What comes into play is the conscience of the operators, their ethics, their expertise and above all God.

ME MYSELF said...

GENTS ,GUESS YOU GUYS ARE JOBLESS THIS MORNING.FOR GOD SAKE THIS IS A MONDAY, CAN SOME ONE JUST TRY TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING TODAY SO WHAT!!! WETIN CONCERN AGBERO WITH OVER LOAD.

ME MYSELF said...

COME TO THINK OF IT, HOPE ALL THE PASSENGERS ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF INCLUDING HOTEL ACCOMODATION. IF NOT THEY SHOULD BE READY TO APPEAR BEFORE THE NEXT HOPE UZODINMA COMMITTEE.

*Minxy* said...

I support your statement. Its such a shame. Someone or a group of people who lost loved ones should sue Dana. We need to stop sitting on our rights. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

slow news day abi?????

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, just a quick note of correction - your sources were 'ON' a British Airways flight, not 'INSIDE' it. Likewise, they would have been 'ON' the plane, not 'INSIDE' the plane. That's correct grammar.

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Anonymous said...

Alicia, thank you for your response. People just open their mouths and spew rubbish on this blog. Are you serious about dana not paying compensation till now @Anon 10.24,The dana airline should not have been flying in the first place. I believe you still remember the age of the aircraft. Stop coming on here to display your ignorance. I am sure dana wld have continued with the flight or done a half fix and taken off.

lami said...

Its a monday so freaking what??you think all LIBers slave for the govt or one private coy?some are on leave,some run their own busineses and some live in a different country so it means diff time zone.next time think before venting ur frustration on us by typing nonsense.

Loomzy said...

Thank God oh! Anyways, BA has never had a crash in its entire history since it started almost a century ago. It won't start with Naija. Thank God the fault was detected before take off. God na your hand we dey

Julius Getwise said...

I bet some people almost started writing R..I..P

Anonymous said...

Tnk goodness! We 4 don hear anoda plane crash story. Ah! Baby God, U 2 much Ooº°˚ ˚°ºooh jare!

nenye.D said...

Its all 'bout standards. Naija's standard Is SooO pOOr that even a FAULTY BA aircraft could meet it. TUFIAKWA!

Anonymous said...

Linda you are becoming very annoying lately...you hardly post people's comments specially mine. What r you feeling like? Your readers made you who you are today so stop selecting comment specially when those comments are not abusive...deuces!

Anonymous said...

What's with all this grammatical errors? Linda u started this. Take your time oo

Alicia says... said...

What about the B777 that crashed February of 2009 or was it 2010. The plane that crashed just short of the runway? Although that was due to ice, it was still a crash.

forensic brain said...

Gbamest! I avoid BA like plague.

Anonymous said...

lolzz niaja for u

Onyinye said...

SHOULDN'T WE ALL THANK GOD THAT IT STOPPED WORKING BEFORE TAKE-OFF TIME?

Anonymous said...

That is not true, am a regular ba flyer and I know their planes are mostly 777series or airbus340 which is relatively new.

Anonymous said...

Let us thank God for all that happened, A plane can take-off and land with one engine to the nearest airport in this situation and I must commend them for putting safety first by aborting the flight,if it were a nigerian airline like dana and all them flying coffin owners that call themselves airline operators am sure they would have taken off and flown all the way not considering the safety of their oblivious passangers.#rubbishcountry

Anonymous said...

Haaaa,abeg ooo,I don buy my ticket already ooo.I no like this kin gist

Anonymous said...

Thats why they have more than 1 engine @thatibo boy.......

Anonymous said...

ThankGod o! This same thing hapnd 2 me in 2k10 omw 2 the US 4rm Amsterdam, same engine issues they even told us dat dey were goin 2 order d part 4rm frankfurt nd fix d plane but trust nigerians we made them chk us in2 a hotel nd rebook diff. Flights 4 us