An Arik Air flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday when the pilot detected smoke in the cabin.
The aircraft, travelling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, had smoke coming from its cabin many miles away from its destination in Ghana.
A passenger took to social media Thursday to complain that passengers were ill-treated on the flight when the plane eventually landed in Ghana after the experience.
But the airline said in a statement on Thurday that there was no incident and that passengers disembarked without hitches.
The airline’s spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, said the captain briefed the passengers when the incident occurred.
“Arik Air flight W3 304 from Lagos to Accra on March 6, 2018 declared an emergency in line with standard operating procedures, when unknown source of smoke was detected in the cabin 81 miles from Accra,” the statement said.
“The captain of the flight briefed the passengers accordingly, assuring them that the aircraft was under control and safe for landing in Accra.
“The aircraft, a Dash 8 Q400, landed safely in Accra without further incident and all passengers disembarked normally.”
The incident occurred against the backdrop of series of near-mishaps recorded in the Nigerian aviation industry in recent weeks.