Flights suspended as FAAN closes Runway 18R over Azman aircraft incident in Lagos


Posted by Sade Williams 


Flights into the Murtala Muhamned International Airport, Lagos,  have been suspended as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), announced a temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L.

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.

A statement signed by FAAN’s spokesperson, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said  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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