FAAN Says Ethiopian Airline Encountered Bad Weather But Landed Safely 

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Yemisi Izuora 

An Ethiopian Airline flight numbered ET 901 flying from Addis Ababa to Lagos escaped a mishap and landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

It was learnt that the flight, which tried to land at about 1157hours had earlier mis-approached due to bad weather and immediately went up to position properly for landing.

According to Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, the aircraft landed safely at exactly 1213hours yesterday and parked at gate E63.

The Ethiopian flight had departed Lagos for Addis Ababa at 1351hours.

The airplane had 393 passengers on board including a former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, escaped air crash.

Other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft – Boeing 777-300, included the Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Amb. Ayoola Olukanni.

Also in the plane was the Director of Ports Inspection, National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Samson Tunde Adebayo, as well as scores of Nigerians and other nationals.

The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at about 9:10 a.m., Ethiopian time; 7 a.m Nigerian time.

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