Lagos airport runway shut over landing accident — FAAN

An aircraft tyre burst has caused the closure of a runway at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced on Tuesday.

Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s spokesperson disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

Mrs. Yakubu said the Lagos airport runway closure was due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS and flight number ZQ2325.

She said that the aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on runway 18R/36L.

The spokesperson said that all passengers and crew on board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 7:08pm, by the officials of FAAN Air rescue and fire fighting services.

“The Accident Investigation Bureau and Nigerian Aviation Handling Company are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy,” Mrs. Yakubu said.

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