Another Plane Crash-lands at Abuja Airport

For the second time in less than two weeks, another place has crash-landed in Nigeria.

This time it was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following a runway incursion involving an Aerocontractors aircraft.

The airport has been temporarily shut down.

The Lagos-Abuja flight operated by Aerocontractors landed at the airport and it was taxiing on Runway A4 when its nose wheel got stuck to the ground.

However, there was no fatality or injury as passengers were safely disembarked from the aircraft while efforts are currently being made to remove the aircraft from the runway.

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into the serious incident after it was notified.

The aircraft involved in the serious incident was a Boeing 733 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BYQ which occurred around 10:47am (Local Time) on 12th November, 2023.

NSIB Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dr. James Odaudu, who confirmed the incident 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 form of pictures, video or recording evidence to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation”, he said.

It will be recalled that wto weeks ago a chartered jet conveying the Minister of Power, Adegoke Adelabu, crashlanded at the Ibadan airport.

In that crash too, no live was lost.

Source: Daily Trust