Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).
According to the NCAA, although the incident did not result in any mishap, the aircraft is airworthy and the crew well qualified to operate the flight.
However, it is viewed as a breach and conequently a fine running into millions of naira was imposed on the airline to serve as deterrent to other airline operators.
In a letter conveying the sanction, its Director-General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, said the action of Aero Contractors Airline in allowing the use of a ladder to disembark passengers from a Boeing 737 – 500 aircraft in a non-emergency situation, is contrary to its approved aircraft handling manual.
Therefore this is a violation of Part 126.96.36.199(b) of Nig.CARs which part attracts a civil penalty, he said, adding that all the relevant agencies made useful submissions during the course of the investigation.