Dana Air says an Abuja-bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA had an emergency landing on Tuesday following an engine failure.
The airline claimed that the aircraft have now been grounded for immediate repairs by its engineers.
In a statement by Dana Air communication manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline explained that the emergency landing became necessary after one of the engines developed a fault.
Ezenwa explained that the chief pilot explained the situation to the passengers and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja airport.
“The pilot in command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2:52pm,” the statement read.
Adding that, “All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers.
“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has also been briefed on the incident,” he said.
Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards.