NSIB Commences Probe Into Runway Incursion At NAIA Abuja

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau,(NSIB) said it has commenced an investigation into an incident involving a Boeing 737 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BYQ belonging to Aerocontractors Airlines at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday.

The Bureau in a statement on Sunday signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dr. James Odaudu said the serious incident occurred around 10:47 am.

TheFact Daily recalled that on November 4th, an HS 125 aircraft belonging to Flint Aero, had crash-landed at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport Ibadan, in Oyo State.

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However, the Bureau said the NAIA runway has been closed pending the towing of the aircraft.

“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 form of pictures, video, or recording evidence to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

“The Bureau can be reached through info@aib.gov.ng and NSIB_Nigeria on its social media platforms. The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line at +234-807-709-0909.

“The NSIB will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people on board and NOT assume the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is released.

“The NSIB is a multimodal investigation agency charged with the mandate to investigate transportation accidents and serious incidents in Nigeria with the aim of identifying the probable causes and proffer safety recommendations that can prevent reoccurrence.

“The Bureau will release the preliminary report as soon as possible,” the statement said.

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