JUST-IN: Passengers ‘Stuck’ as Plane Overshoots Runway in Abuja
Air travelers on Thursday morning were stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after an aircraft overshot the runway of the NAIA and disrupted flight operations on the facility.
It was gathered that the aircraft, a Gulfstream 4 belonging to Skybird, overshot the runway on Wednesday night and got stuck on the runway.
Impeccable sources at the NAIA told our correspondent that the aircraft landed through Runway 22 and was stuck on the Runway Safety Area.
“The RESA is about 30 meters from Runway 22 end, and the incident happened at about 10.20pm local time yesterday (Wednesday),” one of the sources, who pleaded not to be named due to the sensitive nature of the matter, said.
“The runway surface was wet at the time of the incident,” another source stated.
The incident disrupted flight operations at the NAIA, a development that made a lot of passengers to be stranded at the Abuja airport on Thursday.
The spokesperson for the NAIA, Voke Ivbaze, said the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria was aware of the development.
“FAAN will officially react to it in due course. Please hold on,” she told our correspondent.
Meanwhile Senator Ben Murray Bruce decried the poor state of the airport facilities, He disclosed this on his official twitter handle According to him the decay in the aviation sector is so much for a government that promised change
I am on a Dana Flight meant to leave Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at 9PM but still stuck here because a plane overshot the runway and there is difficulty getting the right equipment to clear the runway. Both domestic and international flights are stuck. So much for the promised change!