• News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: February 16, 2021

Faulty Aircraft Tyre Forces Temporary Closure Of Runway At MMA

Runway 18R/36L at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos has been temporarily closed, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

Yakubu said that the closure was due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS and flight number ZQ2325.

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She said that the aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on runway 18R/36L.

The spokesperson said that all passengers and crew on board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 7.08pm, by the officials of FAAN Air rescue and fire fighting services.

“The Accident Investigation Bureau and Nigerian Aviation Handling Company are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy,” Yakubu said.

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