Happening Globally

United Nigeria airlines plane skids off runway at Lagos airport

A United Nigeria Airlines (UNA) aircraft skidded off the runway 18L at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos state.

The aircraft, 5N-BWW with 50 passengers on board, was flying in from the airport in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, when the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, May 31.

The aircraft landed safely but was forced to terminate its movement to the apron off the runway.

The Head, Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, in a statement, said that all passengers disembarked safely and were transported to the arrival hall alongside their luggage.

He added that officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were at the scene of the incident and alongside UNA engineers working to move the aircraft to the hanger.

Uchegbu further noted that Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) were also informed about the development.

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