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139 escape death as Air Peace plane crash-lands in Lagos

Christian Fernsby |
No fewer than 133 passengers escaped death yesterday when an Air Peace Boeing 737-300 conveying them crash-lands in Lagos.

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The plane with registration number 5N-BQO operating from Port Harcourt to Lagos yesterday made an emergency landing on 18R at the Murtala Murtala International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The aircraft which vied off the runway lost its nose wheel in the process.

Airport sources told LEADERSHIP on yrsterday that the plane on arrival at MMIA experienced turbulent conditions on approach which made the pilot, Capt Simisola Ajibola request for the longer runway 18R, before it made a hard landing.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the B737 aircraft touched down forcefully into the Lagos airport runway, causing damage to the plane's front wheel.

The forceful landing also led to burst front tyre.

In an official statement issued yesterday, signed by the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Engr Akin Olateru, the Bureau stated that they have been notified by Air Peace Nigeria Limited on the 23rd of July, 2019 of an accident involving a Boeing 737-300 with the registration marks 5N-BQO operated by Air Peace Limited at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 11:28AM.

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