Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, on Friday
chronicled his escape from a recent incident that could have led to a
crash of the plane that he was travelling in.
testimony read out to the congregation by a church member during a
thanksgiving service at the Canaanland headquarters of the church in
Ota, Ogun State.
1997 while travelling from Kaduna to Lagos while the second was during a
Lagos flight to Kano in 1998.
engine of our aircraft failed in-flight. On May 4, 1998, we were on a
flight to Kano when I noticed our plane was going down. I went to the
cockpit to ask the pilot what was going on. Then, he announced that we
just lost one engine.
to Lagos. We were eight on board. As soon as we landed and we were at
our packing space, we heard a sound that announced the death of the
Oyedepo said the cause of the incident was a stabiliser trim motor
failure, according to the report of the captain, Samuel Adeboga.
auto-pilot could no longer exact the required pressure to keep the
aircraft in the required altitude for stability.
and returned the aircraft to the required altitude for that phase of
flight. Because the aircraft was out of trim, during the take-over, the
aircraft abruptly pitched up with much G-force and the captain
counter-acted it with a pitch downforce.
abrupt turbulence and movement in the cabin and the cargo hold. Heavy
items in the cargo hold fell from their compartments and made loud bang
noise. We thank the God of this great commission for making the pilot
act promptly. Similar incidents in the past have resulted in fatal
accidents and loss of life.”
Here are some first photos from the celebration at the Winners’ chapel church in Otta.