The Federal Government will investigate the use of ladder by Aero Contractors Airlines to disembark passengers on its chartered flight at the Bauchi.
Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry was quoted as saying yesterday;
“Several reports received by the Minister have indicated the airline used a ladder to disembark passengers from a Boeing 737 aircraft at the Bauchi airport on Saturday December 19th 2015.
‘’The act is inconsistent with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations, NCAR and International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, Standards and Recommended Practices, SARPS.
“The investigation will determine the immediate and remote causes of the incident with a view to developing and implementing measures that will prevent a re-occurrence of the unsafe and unacceptable procedure that exposed passengers to high risk of serious injury.
“He reiterated that if the airline is found culpable, the full weight of sanctions within extant laws and regulations would be applied.”