An aircraft belonging to Max Air crash-landed along the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday, a development which caused panic, but no fatality was recorded when the incident occurred at about 3:00 p.m.
Penpushing reports that a source at the airport disclosed that the incident has grounded many flights coming in and out of Abuja, as at the time of filing this report, explaining that a scheduled flight to leave Abuja has been delayed.
The source who prefer anonymity explained that other flights have been asked to do the same for the safety of the passengers, while it was also gathered that all passengers aboard the affected Max Air flight, which took off from Yola, disembarked safely along the runway and were conveyed to the airport building.
Penpushing further reports that the Management of the airline in a statement explained that the affected aircraft had 143 passengers and an infant onboard, stating that the aircraft experienced two tire bursts on landing
‘The aircraft experienced two tire bursts on landing in Abuja, and the emergency response team quickly responded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. We are pleased to report that all passengers and crew on board the aircraft are safe and sound”, the statement said
Penpushing also reports that the statement, said the airline has taken all necessary steps to ensure that the passengers are comfortable and are being taken care of during this time and that they have been conveyed to the arrival terminal with their luggage and belongings.
“The aircraft tires are being replaced and the aircraft will taxi to the ramp for further investigations before being released for future flights. The airline would like to extend its appreciation to the airport authorities, emergency services, and all relevant agencies who responded promptly and professionally to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew on board’, the statement said.
Penpushing further reports that the management of Max Air in the statement as at the time of filing this report assured that it would continue to provide updates on the situation.
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