Saturday, February 17, 2018
Advertisement

Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap

Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap
January 25
16:56 2018
Advertisement

Flight operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport have been suspended as a result of a mishap involving a private jet operated by Nest Oil.

The jet skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.

A witness told TheCable that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had to push the jet off the runway with their hands.

The runway is the only one available for use at the airport.

Commenting on the incident, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said the airport would be shut for 30 minutes.

Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN also confirmed the incident, saying the agency was trying to take safety precautions and that the airport would be reopened within the hour.

But the shutdown has lasted for over one hour.

“The airport was shut around 4:30pm and we were told it would last 30 minutes. We have spent almost an hour here,” said the passenger, who did not want her name mentioned.

In 2017, the airport was closed for six weeks to allow repair works on the runway.

The Kaduna international airport was the alternative airport for flight operations at the time.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.thecable.ng as the source.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

Feb 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS364497448
KANO364495430
PH363498435
ABUJA365497434
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement