Tyre burst: Azman Air incident forces FAAN to close runway



There was a tyre burst   involving Azman Air aircraft Wednesday in Lagos.
This was confirmed in  a statement FAAN Spokesperson, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu.
 The according to her led to  a  “temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.”
Despite the incident, all the passengers  and crew were safely evacuated, the spokesperson said.

She said,”The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby announces a temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

“The closure is due to a landing involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325. The aircraft had a tyre burst after landing this runway.

“All passengers and crew board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 1908 hours, and of FAAN Air and Fire Fighting Services, AIB and NAHCO are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to normalcy.”


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