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Breaking: Firefighters Save Passengers As Max Air Plane Crash-lands In Abuja

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It was all panic at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday when a Max Air plane crash-landed after it’s tyres failed.

The aircraft had successfully left Yola, Adamawa State and had made descent into Abuja, when the pilot noticed that its tyres had suddenly developed major fault.

Prime Business Africa gathered  from the accounts given by some of the passengers that the pilot disclosed the challenge and was able to assure the passengers of their safety.

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It took the intervention of the Areodrome Rescue  and Fire-fighting Service (ARFFS) operatives at the Abuja Airport to put out the ensuing fire from the tyres while passengers were led through emergency disembarkation at the runway.

Dr Mike Ogirima, the former President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) who gave an eye witness account said the aircraft’s  tyre  actually got burst shortly after take-off.

“We thank God, we’re still on the runway and pilot has reassured us,” he said.

Ogirima disclosed that the pilot actually called for the stairs right on the runway and got passengers disembarked from the aircraft into the airport building as fire fighters took care of the flame in the tyres.

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According to Ogirima, few of the passengers had witnessed the pull-out of the tyre right from the Yola Airport and had gone “into prayers. I never announced it as a surgeon so as not to cause any panic, but we bless God.”

A version of the report in Daily Trust subsequently quoted an official of Max Air to have confirmed the incident, which took place on Sunday, May 7, 2023, saying that passengers safely disembarked.

 

 


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