FAAN closes runway at Lagos Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has temporarily closed the Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

The closure, according to Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, was 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 onboard 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,” Yakubu said.

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