FAAN Reopens Lagos Airport Runway After Dana Air Incident

FAAN Reopens Lagos Airport Runway After Dana Air Incident

May 17, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has re-opened the runway 18L/36R at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos for flight operations.

The runway was temporarily closed after a Dana Air plane skidded off it on Tuesday, 23rd April.

FAAN’s Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection announced this in a statement.

According to her, prompt actions were taken by FAAN’s emergency response team to evacuate and recover the aircraft from the site.

Subsequently, comprehensive clearing operations were conducted to ensure the runway was free of any Foreign Object Debris (FOD) that could impede flight safety.

She added that the FAAN Operations Division and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) had jointly conducted a thorough inspection of the runway surface and deemed it safe for the resumption of operations.

Also, an appropriate Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued in this regard.

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