Reasons why FAAN shutdown Abuja airport’s runway
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday shutdown the run way of Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja as a private jet skidded off the runway and lost its landing gear.
On account of the breakdown, hundreds of passengers were left stranded as no flight was allowed in or out of the airport for over 30 minutes. Mrs Yakubu while notifying passengers of the decision said;
This is to enable the Authority to take safety precautions, as a private jet being operated by Nest Oil has just skidded off the Abuja runway.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, explained that;
The aircraft lost its landing gear in the process but all hands are on deck to put the situation under control and normalcy would be restored within the hour.”
However, no life was recorded lost in the incidence.