UPDATE ON PLANE CRASH: Kaduna Int’l Airport shut down

Posted by Garba Ahmad, Kaduna | 13 October 2013 | 5,076 times

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The Folker-made IRS plane that crash-landed this morning is still on the run-way of the Kaduna International Airport, North-West Nigeria.
The airport has been closed down temporarily with passengers completely evacuated.

Airport sources say the plane conveying 105 passengers from Lagos had a landing gear problem.
One souce told News Express that the plane took off from the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos by 8am en route Kaduna and crash landed around 9:14 am.

“The plane had a landing gear fault which has expired for a long time. This caused a tyre burst of the plane during landing.

“However, there are no casualties or serious damage to the plane and no injury is recorde.All the passengers landed disembarked safely and prompt rescue operation was conducted,” the source said.

Source: News Express

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