May 21, 2024
Aircraft Skids Off Lagos Airport Runway
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Aircraft Skids Off Lagos Airport Runway

A United Nigeria Airlines aircraft skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 in Lagos while it was taxiing after making a landing at about xxx.

Mr Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Head, Corporate Communications of the airline, says 50 passengers were aboard the aircraft when the incident occurred.

Mr. Uchegbu says the aircraft was inbound from Abakaliki, Ebonyi when it landed safely but was forced to terminate its movement to the apron off the runway.

All passengers were disembarked safely and were transported to the arrival hall with their luggage.

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The spokesman said that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) arrived at the scene of the incident alongside engineers, in order to move the aircraft to the hangar.

He also announced that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had also been duly notified.

Mr. Uchegbu reiterated the airline’s commitment on maintaining the strictest safety standards in its operations and prioritising passenger safety always.

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