Port Harcourt Airport runway reopened after Airpeace incident


Airpeace aircraft has successfully been removed from the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport for normal flight Operations to commence.

It will recalled an Air Peace flight with registration number 5N BRN, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt, skidded off the runway with 89 passengers on board and 6 crew at 3pm yesterday.

According  to the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the runway had been cleared and the airport is now reopened for normal flight operations.

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has also issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) to that effect in line with standards and recommended practice.

The incident according to the Chief Operating Officer of Airpeace, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, the incident was as a result of downpour.


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