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Tragedy averted as plane skids off Lagos airport runway



A plane belonging to United Nigerian airline with registration number 5NBWY, skidded off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Friday evening at about 6:48pm.

The aircraft was trying to land under very high rainfall.

The Airfield was temporarily closed but reopened at 8:10 p.m.

“At about 20:00hrs, passengers were evacuated from the affected aircraft, with no casualty.”

Confirming this, a post by the National Emergency Management Agency on X (formerly Twitter) disclosed that 51 passengers and four crew members were onboard.

“A United Nigerian Airline 51 passengers and 4 Crew United Nigeria airline with registration number 5NBWY skidded off the local runway while trying to land under a very high rainfall at about 1848 hours.

“All passengers evacuated successfully without casualty The airspace has been opened for operations now,” the post read.