Former Publicity Secretary for All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State Chapter, Joe Igbokwe had taken to his social media account to narrate how and why the Management of Air Peace flight stopped him from boarding the plane today.
According to him;
“THIS IS MY DECEMBER 14 2018 STORY THAT LED TO WHAT AIR PEACE MANAGEMENT DID TO ME TODAY!!!”
“THANKING GOD FOR AVERTING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MONUMENTAL TRAGEDY TODAY IN NIGERIA.”
“I had a 7 am Air Peace flight to Enugu this morning on my way to Makurdi BENUE State Nigeria to attend the 3rd CONFERENCE OF ALL- STATE APC PUBLICITY SECRETARIES . By 7 am all the passengers were already in the Aircraft ready to go.”
“The aircraft did not leave. The Pilot told us that they are waiting for the completion of paper works. It was a big lie. The aircraft was having a technical problems. Through the window I saw Air Peace Engineers fiddling with the aircraft. After more than an hour their lies were punctured and they asked all the passengers to disembark and go to another Air Peace packed beside the one we were supposed to travel with.”
“After wasting almost an hour there without success they now asked us to goo back to the Airport waiting Lounge for further information . We all went. Thereafter they asked us to go back to the same Aircraft. We did again. That was the beginning of our second ordeal. 20 mins after take off we suddenly saw the Oxygen Mask dropping. I saw other passengers grabbing the oxygen mask in a terribly panic manner. I managed to put my own as hell was let loose. Some passengers fainted, Children crying, mothers weeping and praying and everybody including myself joined in the prayers. After about 20 mins the normal pressure was restored but no smooth ride anymore.”
I think the Pilot lost track too that he even flew through Enugu Airport until he found his bearing again. The Aircraft slowed down. The loss pressure probably led to the slowdown. The entire Crew panicked I suppose. At a time l nearly gave up but God is on the throne. We landed safely thereafter to the glory of God. It was a nightmare I will not wish my enemies. Air Peace needs total reorganization and comprehensive overhaul to save the company and travelers. I suspect that the Aircraft that took us to Enugu was grounded for some technical problems but was deployed to manage to take us to Enugu because of pressure from passengers who were desperate to travel. It was a big disaster averted.”
“I Thank God for the instruments he used to save our lives and managed what would have thrown the nation into deep mourning. One mistake like this will end Air Peace success story but God forbid. Let us try to do the needful always and stop managing something that cannot be managed. Deep maintenance culture is the way to go.”
“You cannot repair a faulty Generator by mere painting it.” He said.