The federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for full operation after a Gulfstream aircraft belonging to Skybird Airline overshot the runway around 10:00 pm Nigeria time (22:00 hrs) on Wednesday. This led to the closure of the all departure and arrival at the airport.
In a press statement released by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN stated that the chartered aircraft with the registration number 5N-BOD overshot the runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the Runway End Safety Area (RESA),
The federal Airport Authority of Nigeria also noted that the Airport has been reopened for all flight activities subject to a reduced threshold of 3000metres.
FAAN Press Statement on Skybird Incident
SKYBIRD INCIDENT: ABUJA AIRPORT RUNWAY NOW OPENS TO ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. Following the partial closure of Runway 22, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2200hours yesterday, September 12, 2018, due to an incident involving a Gulfstream aircraft being operated by Skybird that overshot the Runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the Runway End Safety Area (RESA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has now reopened the Runway to take arrivals and departures, subject to a reduced threshold of 3000metres.
The Authority will like to assure airlines and passengers that the airport is safe for normal operations. FAAN is committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.
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