Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja Temporarily Closed

Date: 05-12-2013 1:24 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, following the breakdown of a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 cargo plane on the runway of the airport last night. The airport authorities say the plane, which veered after landing at the airport, has to be fixed before it can be evacuated from the runway.



This closure has adversely affected all flights that are Abuja bound as well as those that were billed to travel to other parts of the country. Many Abuja bound passengers are now stranded. Pic above shows passengers stranded at the airport in Abuja this morning.

Posted: at 5-12-2013 01:24 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- john88 at 5-12-2013 01:37 PM (7 years ago)
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- sallyxy at 5-12-2013 01:49 PM (7 years ago)
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- Noble12 at 5-12-2013 01:57 PM (7 years ago)
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- dareper at 5-12-2013 02:00 PM (7 years ago)
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Not my business, me no dey enter plane
Posted: at 5-12-2013 02:00 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- lakman at 5-12-2013 02:06 PM (7 years ago)
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does it means abuja airport has only one runway?
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- bankadetoun at 5-12-2013 02:23 PM (7 years ago)
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- ajanni at 5-12-2013 02:53 PM (7 years ago)
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- mary11 at 5-12-2013 03:17 PM (7 years ago)
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Tank God I no get any business wit dia airport

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- richiestone at 5-12-2013 04:15 PM (7 years ago)
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Only one runway  In an inter' airport too bad
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- cadanre at 5-12-2013 04:46 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: lakman on  5-12-2013 02:06 PM
does it means abuja airport has only one runway?

It clearly shows that.

Posted: at 5-12-2013 04:46 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- jossy4reall at 5-12-2013 04:54 PM (7 years ago)
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As frantic efforts are on to clear the runway of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja which was blocked on Wednesday line by a cargo plane belonging to Saudi Airline. The blockage of the runway by cargo plane which was involved in an accident while landing yesterday has disrupted flights into the airport, and left thousands of passengers stranded across the country. Though local flights are taking off from the Airport,authorities have barred international flights and flights from other local airports from flying into Abuja, in what Yakubu Dati, spokesperson for Federal Airport Authority, FAAN said is a precautionary measure by authorities to ensure safety of the flying public.

P.M. NEWS learnt that following the incident, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency issued a Notice To Airmen on Thursday morning indicating that the airport had been closed to both incoming and outbound planes. P.M. NEWS gathered that London bound passengers on British Airways, which were to leave early this morning are still waiting at the airport as at the time of filing in this report. Only domestic flights out of Abuja are allowed to fly out of Nnamdi Azikwe Airport.

However,thousands of passengers coming to Abuja are stranded at different airports in the country as flights to Abuja are not being allowed to take off. P.M. NEWS gathered that the situation has led to rowdy scenes among stranded passengers in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Kano among others.
It was also gathered that international flights coming into the Airport are being diverted to Lagos. A British Airways flight scheduled to land in the Airport early this morning was diverted to Lagos.

“What we are trying to do now to ensure safety which is paramount in all we do is that we have suspended all flights coming to Abuja until we evacuate the aircraft,” Dati said while confirming the incident. “Even as at yesterday, flights are still coming to Abuja, but we just have to be extra careful before we allow flights to continue,” he added. Dati also said officials of Accident Investigation Bureau are already investing the incident, while officials of FAAN and NAMA are coordinating the evacuation of the aircraft. He added that the aircraft will be evacuated within few hours so that flight into Abuja can continue.

PM NEWS learnt that the incident involving the cargo plane happened around 10 pm on Wednesday night. PM NEWS learnt that the Saudi Arabian cargo plane overrun the runway in Abuja and ran into a maintenance area of the airport as it was landing.
The Boeing 747 cargo aircraft was also reported to have burst into flames but fire was promptly put out at the airport.

“A Saudi Arabian B747 cargo aircraft landed safely in Abuja this night but finished the maneuvering area of the runway and ran into a maintenance area of the runway and stopped. There are no casualties. Plans are on to move the air craft after the AIB’s visit soon,” Joe Obi, the spokesperson of Nigeria’s ministry of aviation said while confirming the incident. He however added that the plane landed safely.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/passengers-stranded-abuja-airport-shut-pm-news-lagos

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