Flights suspended as aircraft blocks Abuja airport runway after landing accid£nt

A major accident was averted on Sunday, November 12, 2023, after a Boeing 737 aircraft with the registration number: 5N-BYQ belonging to Aero Contractors nose-stuck after landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

The incident happened at about 10:47am after the plane, which departed the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos in the morning, had landed at the Abuja Airport.

A statement by the director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, National Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Dr. James Odaudu, said that the aircraft on landing on the runway, had its nose wheel stuck in the grass verge with its fuselage on the runway.

He said that the incident led to the closure of the runway before the aircraft was toyed out of the runway.

He also said that there was no fatality to the passengers and crew members onboard as at the time of the serious incident.

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