Plane carrying 600 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia crash lands

About 600 people returning from the holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia survived death on Saturday, September 7, after their plane crash-landed at the Minna International Airport.

The Nation reports that the aircraft, a Boeing 744 with registration number 5N/ DBK, reportedly developed a technical fault in one of its four engines when it approached the airport.

It quoted a source as saying to newsmen that, no injury or death was recorded in the incident which destroyed a part of the tarmac when the aircraft skidded off the runway.

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Officials of the Accident Bureau of Investigation from Lagos state have visited the scene of the incident and inspected the partly damaged aircraft.

Eyewitnesses said that the Minna International Airport was saved from a big disaster because fire from the aircraft would have been hard to stop since there are no firefighting vehicles there.

“The fire that would have followed would have spread to all parts of the airport because we don’t have fire fighting vehicles in this airport,” a senior official of the airport said.


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