AIB Investigates Azman Aircraft Landing Incident 

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Yemisi Izuora

The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) has commenced investigations into a serious incident involving a boeing 737-500 with nationality and registration marks 5N-SYS belonging to Azman Air.

Mr Tunji Oketunbi, the General Manager (Public Affairs) of the Bureau disclosed in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had on February 16 announced a temporary closure of runway 18R/36L at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

Oketunbi said that the aircraft, with 49 passengers and six crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Abuja when it suffered  burst tyres on landing on Runway 18R but there was no injury or fatality.

According to him, “As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for the assistance of the passengers and members of the public.

“We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence or information  on the serious incident that can assist us with this investigation.

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released, ” he said.

The spokesman said that the bureau will soon release the preliminary reports or update the public where necessary.

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