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Many injured as US-bound plane makes emergency landing in Lagos

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Many injured as US-bound plane makes emergency landing in LagosAt least, five passengers have sustained injuries, after an Atlanta-bound plane made an emergency landing in Lagos on Tuesday.

One of the engines of the Delta Airlines flight developed an engine problem mid-air.

The airline confirmed the incident in a statement, where it explained that the flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50pm, returned to Murtala Muhammed International Airport less than an hour later.

“The A330-200 had a problem with one of its two engines. The flight landed safely and passengers were evacuated onto the runway down emergency slides.

“Airport fire crews met the plane as it landed.”

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The company promised to rebook the passengers on a flight on Wednesday.

“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority,” the statement said.

It added that the injuries were “non-critical”.

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