Abuja Airport Runway Reopens After Aircraft Crash Landed


Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has said the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport has been reopened for operations hours after an aircraft belonging to Max Air crash-landed on Sunday afternoon.

The minister disclosed this in a tweet posted on his official Twitter handle late Sunday evening.


“The Max Air aircraft has been towed away, the runway has been swept, inspected & certified. The airport is now reopened for operations. Well done management & staff of Abuja. Thanks to all our customers for their patience & understanding. We regret the inconvenience…” the minister wrote.

There was panic at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday after an aircraft belonging to Max Air which took off from Yola crash-landed along the runway of the airport.

According to Max Air, the affected aircraft had 143 passengers and an infant onboard.

“…the aircraft experienced two tire bursts on landing in Abuja, and the emergency response team quickly responded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,” a statement by the airline noted.

It said: “We are pleased to report that all passengers and crew on board the aircraft are safe and sound.”

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