The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed due to an aeroplane intrusion.

Abuja Airport Shut Down As Aircraft Overshoots Runway


On November 12, 2023 at about 10:47 a.m. (local time), an incident involving the Boeing 733 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-BYQ happened.

When the Aerocontractors flight from Lagos to Abuja touched down at the airport, its nose wheel became lodged in Runway A4.


However, there was no fatality or injury, as passengers were safely disembarked from the aircraft.

Efforts are currently being made to remove the aircraft from the runway.


The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into the incident after it was notified.

NSIB Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dr. James Odaudu, confirmed the incident.

According to him, there was no injury or fatality.

“The aircraft upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Lagos and in a bid to exit the runway via A4 had its nose wheel stuck in the grass verge with its fuselage on the runway,” he said.


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“Consequently, the runway was closed pending the towing of the aircraft from the runway. There was no injury or fatality.


“The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in forms of pictures, video or recording to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.”

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