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FAAN temporarily closes Lagos runway after accident averted

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has temporarily closed Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos after an air mishap was averted on Wednesday, January 17.

FAAN announced this in a press release signed by the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu.

According to Mrs. Yakubu, the mishap happened when an aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on the runway.

The statement reads: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby announces a temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

“The closure is due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325.

“The aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on this runway.

“All passengers and crew on board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 1908 hours, and officials of FAAN Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services, AIB and NAHCO are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy.”

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