Burst tyre: Flights resume as Azman aircraft is removed from Runway 18R

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The runway of the domestic airport in Lagos is now opened for flights after Tuesday’s night incident involving an Azman Air aircraft.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu says it took the combined efforts of relevant stakeholders to evacuate the aircraft from the runway.
The Azman aircraft a Boeing 737 was reported to have overshut the runway on landing after a burst tyre and as a result, the runway was temporarily closed to flights and a Notice To Airmen, NOTEM issued by the Airspace Agency, NAMA.

In a statement to confirm the incident last night, FAAN says, “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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