Ethiopian aircraft with 392 passengers aborts landing at MMIA

Ethiopian aircraft A350-900 on arrival the abuja airport runway
392 passengers on Ethiopian aircraft from Addis Ababa, Ethiopian today experienced a landing issue due to bad weather at the Lagos Airport.
Among the passenger was former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other prominent Nigerians.
According to NAN, Other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300, included the Director General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni who were returning ftom attending a Stakeholders Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which ended on Tuesday in Addis Ababa.
Also in the plane was Prof Samson Tunde Adebayo, the Director of Ports Inspection, National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC) as well as scores of Nigerians and other nationals.
The report states that the passenger aircraft, ET-901 was smooth from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos but problem started when the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Mohammed International airport.
Rather than landing on the first touch line of the runway, the pilot over short it, due to rain and heavy wind, landing on the third touchline.
NAN reports that, on realising this, the pilot quickly manouvered the plane back air, flying out of the Lagos airport. After hovering around between Lagos and areas suspected to be in Ogun, causing panic in passengers and crew members, the plane landed in Lagos airport, some 20 minutes after the initial false landing.
Source: NAN


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