A scheduled Air France service from Paris – Lagos on Sunday evening declared an emergency on approach to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Air France aircraft with Registration no.F-GZCC according to the Captain noticed that the Left Hand Nose Tyre Pressure Indicator was on. This is an indication of faulty Nose Wheels.
Observing the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which is a corollary to safe operation, the Pilot declared an emergency.
However, the aircraft which had a total of 178 souls on board with 168 passengers and 10 Crew landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Lagos.
The Captain of the Flight later explained to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that the Nose Tyre Pressure Indicator was faulty hence the wrong signal. The Tyre Pressure was later discovered to be in perfect condition.
Meanwhile, the Regulatory Authority (NCAA) has directed the Pilot to submit the Mandatory Occurrence Report to it in real time.