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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport shut down over runway incident

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has been temporarily shut over an incident involving Aerocontractors aircraft which got stuck on the runway over a runway incident

The Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, NSIB, Dr. James Odaudu confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Lagos-Abuja flight operated by Aerocontractors landed at the Airport but in a bid to exit the runway, stuck in the grass verge.

The incident involving the Boeing 733 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BYQ occurred on Sunday morning.

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Addressing runway incident

Frontviewafrica learned that passengers were safely disembarked from the aircraft as there was no casualty recorded.

The NSIB DG said the runway would remain closed until the aircraft is successfully towed from the runway.

He said, “The aircraft upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Lagos and in a bid to exit the runway via A4 had its nose wheel stuck in the grass verge with its fuselage on the runway.

“Consequently, the runway was closed pending the towing of the aircraft from the runway. There was no injury or fatality.

“The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in the form of pictures, video or recording evidence to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.”

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