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FAAN closes Abuja airport runway as private jet skids off

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FAAN closes Abuja airport runway as private jet skids off

Press statement from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria released by 5pm on Thursday, January 25th:

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify passengers and airport users that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be closed for the next 30 minutes.

This is to enable the Authority take safety precautions, as a private jet being operated by Nest Oil has just skidded off the Abuja runway.

The aircraft lost it’s 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.

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