Runway in Abuja airport closed

Runway in Abuja airport closed

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Runway in Abuja airport closed

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Runway in Abuja airport closed. On Sunday morning, an Aerocontractors Airlines Boeing 737 passenger flight crashed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Although no injuries or fatalities were reported, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, a Federal Government body, acknowledged that the aircraft was engaged in a “serious accident” as it arrived at the NAIA from Lagos at 10.47 a.m.

The NSIB’s Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, James Odaudu, acknowledged this in a statement made in Abuja on Sunday, adding that the accident is being investigated.

“The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau has been contacted and an investigation has been launched into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737 with the nationality and registration marks 5N-BYQ belonging to Aerocontractors Airlines, which occurred about 10:47 a.m. (local time) on November 12, 2023.

“Upon landing at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Lagos, the aircraft’s nose wheel became stuck in the grass verge with its fuselage on the runway.”

“As a result, the runway was closed until the aircraft could be towed off the runway.” There were no injuries or fatalities.”


Remember that last Friday, a private plane carrying the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, from Abuja to Ibadan crashed at the Ibadan airport in Oyo State.

Although no injuries or fatalities were reported during that occurrence, the NSIB is still investigating the serious accident.

Meanwhile, the NSIB on Sunday requested information from the general public in the form of images, video, or recording evidence to aid in conducting a thorough investigation into the Abuja airport tragedy.

“The bureau can be reached at and NSIB_Nigeria on social media.” The Bureau can also be reached by calling +234-807-709-0909.

“The NSIB will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people on board and not assume the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is released,” the statement said.

The NSIB is a multimodal investigation body tasked with investigating transportation accidents (Runway) and major occurrences in Nigeria in order to establish probable causes and make safety recommendations to prevent recurrence.

The agency stated that the Runway preliminary report would be released as soon as possible.


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