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How Plane Crash Lands At Abuja Airport, Passengers Unhurt

IABUJA – A Max Air aircraft from Yola, Adamawa State on Sunday, May 7, 2023 crash-landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after one of its tyres reportedly burst into flames.

The Aerodrome Rescue and Fire-fighting Services (ARFFS) operating at the airport were swiftly mobilised to put off the fire.

Former President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Mike Ogirima, who gave an account of the incident was reportedly said the tyre burst occurred after takeoff at Yola Airport.

However, the aircraft crash-landed in Abuja with emergency officials already on ground to put off the fire before the passengers were disembarked right at the runway.

Ogirima said, “We thank God. We are still on the runway and the pilot has reassured us. He has called for the stairs and we are now disembarking from the runway to be evacuated to the airport building at the arrival hall.

“We bless God because we have witnessed the pull out of the tyre right from the airport in Yola and we went into a prayer session. I never announced it as a surgeon so as not to cause any panic but we bless God.”

However, the passengers were safely disembarked from the runway while the runway has been temporarily shut until the evacuation of the aircraft.

An official of the airline who reportedly confirmed the incident said the passengers safely disembarked.

He expressed gratitude to God for the safety of all the passengers and crew members.

The official further stated that the airline would officially inform the appropriate authorities to carry out an investigation into the incident.

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