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Entebbe on alert

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th September 2003 03:00 AM

ENTEBBE International Airport was put under full emergency on Saturday morning when a DAIRO Air Services (DAS) DC 10 aircraft developed problems with its undercarriage after take off from Lagos, Nigeria.

ENTEBBE International Airport was put under full emergency on Saturday morning when a DAIRO Air Services (DAS) DC 10 aircraft developed problems with its undercarriage after take off from Lagos, Nigeria.

By Alfred Wasike

ENTEBBE International Airport was put under full emergency on Saturday morning when a DAIRO Air Services (DAS) DC 10 aircraft developed problems with its undercarriage after take off from Lagos, Nigeria.

“For more than one hour, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) declared a full emergency over Entebbe to prepare in case the aircraft failed to land safely. The DC10 with registration 5X 400JR was supposed to land at Entebbe at 8:am on Saturday. But the pilot reported to Entebbe a fault while airborne from Nigeria,” sources at Entebbe said.

CAA spokesman Ignie Igunduura said, “It is true the aircraft had a serious problem with its under- carriage. But they somehow managed to land.”

DAS general manager based at Entebbe International Airport, John Kyaligonza, did not return calls made by The New Vision.

Entebbe on alert

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