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NSIB commences investigation into serious incident involving United Nigeria aircraft

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An aircraft operated by United Nigeria Airlines with registration number 5N-BWY upon landing at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos vied off the runway due to the heavy rain in Lagos on Friday 8 September, 2023.

The aircraft which was coming in from the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Owerri operated and landed normally but skidded off the runway upon landing. All Passengers have also been safely evacuated alongside with their luggage. No passenger was hurt in the incident.

Head, Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu said, relevant authorities have been informed about the incident.

According to him, “Passenger safety is of utmost priority to United Nigeria Airlines. We assure our passengers that we value their safety and will not compromise on it. We shall continually work, like we have always done, to ensure that our passengers are always united with their destinations safely”.

Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), says, the Bureau had been notified and commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an Embraer ERJ145 with Nationality and Registration Marks: 5N-BWY belonging to United Nigeria Airlines, which occurred around 06:33pm (Local Time) on 8th September, 2023.

Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, the Bureau General Manager, Publice Affairs, says, the aircraft with 51 passengers and 4 crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State.

“The aircraft on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, skidded off the runway”.

“There was no injury or fatality”.

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