Following a runway incursion involving an Aerocontractors aircraft, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily shut down.
The flight landed at the Abuja airport and as it was taxing on the Runway A4 its nose wheel got stuck to the ground.
According to reports, no fatality or injury was recorded as all passengers were safely disembarked from the aircraft.
There are efforts currently underway to remove the aircraft from the runway.
An investigation into the incident has started by the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB).
The name of the aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 733 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BYQ which occurred around 10:47 am (Local Time) on 12th November, 2023.
It was confirmed by the NSIB Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, James Odaudu.
Odaudu said, “The aircraft upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Lagos and in a bid to exit the runway via A4 had its nose wheel stuck in the grass verge with its fuselage on the runway.
“Consequently, the runway was closed pending the towing of the aircraft from the runway. There was no injury or fatality.
“The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in the form of pictures, video, or recording evidence to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.”