AIR CRASH AVERTED: 464 Pilgrims Escape Death At Sokoto Airport;

Published 6 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
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AIR CRASH AVERTED: 464 Pilgrims Escape Death At Sokoto Airport; Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing Yesterday Morning



A crash was averted yesterday [Nov. 10] at the Sultan Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto, as a Max Airline aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing about 2:40am.

The aircraft was conveying 464 pilgrims, including Hajj officials from Sokoto and Zamfara states. The incidence is the second after a Kabo Airline aircraft escaped a similar crash at the beginning of this year’s Hajj exercise.

The aircraft hovered for about 20 minutes, after three attempts, before landing.

On board were Zamfara Deputy Governor and the state Amirul Hajj, Ibrahim Wakkala as well as other state officials. Also on board were the Sokoto State Amirul Hajj, Jubril Gada and the Chairman of the State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Muntari Maigona.

The aircraft was said to be carrying the last batch of pilgrims from the zone, comprising those from Sokoto and Zamfara states.

A passenger, Faruku Umar, said:

The aircraft was supposed to have landed at 2.40am but it could not do so until around 3am. It was only able to land after making two futile attempts and it landed during the third attempt, but with difficulty.

We all knew that there was a problem and it was a harrowing experience. We were, however, prayerful.

The airport’s Acting Manager, Madu Bukar, said:

We mobilised all the fire engines and other facilities and personnel required during an emergency landing. Luckily, the aircraft landed without any hitch and there was no damage to any airport facility.

All the passengers were thereafter safely evacuated and as I am speaking to you now, the aircraft is parked at the airport.




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ThoRam at 08:19 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided  

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Noble12 at 08:27 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Nawa
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Shegzan at 08:30 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Gracious God, fank U oo!

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asigwe at 08:32 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Madam Stella, are you still there?
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mary11 at 08:36 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Mtcheeew

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paulohking at 08:38 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
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emekaeneh at 08:48 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Naija pple we nid prayers.                                         Eneh say so via nokia 3310
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obamoscow at 09:00 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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PLEASE REMOVE STELLA ODUA IMM!!!!!!!!!!
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angesco at 09:05 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Are you sure it was not s suicide bomber on board that prompted the emergency landing?
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chicco77 at 09:22 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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thank GOD
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cocoeni at 10:30 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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ok
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dareper at 11:01 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Hmmm
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proly at 11:48 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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hmmmm
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Yossman at 11:51 AM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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ahlmadulilahi.naija airline sha.
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onyeozo at 02:18 PM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Another moluwe plane
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juddycoil at 02:55 PM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Thank God
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dickman2 at 03:42 PM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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sucre4u at 04:14 PM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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Stella oduah have successfully jeopardise our aviation sector
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Senegal at 06:32 PM, 12/11/2013 (6 years ago)
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ok
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