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Aircraft skids off runway in Lagos, passengers unhurt


An aircraft belonging to United Nigeria Airlines this afternoon  skidded off the runway of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

The Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu,  Head, Corporate Communications said, the aircraft, 5N-BWW with 50 passengers on board, was flying in from the airport in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, when the incident happened.

He said, “the aircraft landed safely but was forced to terminate its movement to the apron off the runway”.

All passengers disembarked safely and were transported to the arrival hall alongside their luggage.

Officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) are at the scene of the incident and alongside UNA engineers are working to move the aircraft to the hanger. NCAA and AIB have also been duly noticed and are on the scene. United Nigeria is collaborating fully with the authorities.

“United Nigeria wants to reassure the public that it maintains strictest safety standards in its operations and shall continue to prioritize passenger safety at all times”.


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