Posted by Sade Williams
A United Nigeria Airlines aircraft has skidded off the runway 18L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 in Lagos.
The aircraft, 5N-BWW with 50 passengers on board, was flying in from the airport in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, when the incident happened.The aircraft landed safely but was forced to terminate its movement to the apron off the runway.
According to the airline’s spokesman, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, 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 were working to move the aircraft to the hanger.
He said the regulatory authority, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) have also been duly noticed and are on the scene.
“United Nigeria is collaborating fully with the authorities. United Nigeria wants to reassure the public that it maintains strictest safety standards in its operations and shall continue to prioritize passenger safety at all times’, he said..