Still with the international airport in Abuja, a commercial airline aircraft crash-landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, after a tyre reportedly burst into flames.
It was gathered that the aircraft had arrived from Yola, Adamawa State when the incident occurred.
A former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Mike Ogirima, who gave an account of the incident said the tyre burst occurred after takeoff at Yola Airport.
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The Aerodrome Rescue and Fire-fighting Service at the airport was swiftly mobilised to douse the flames.
The passengers were safely disembarked, while the runway was temporarily shut until the aircraft was fully evacuated.