BREAKING: Private jet skids off jet runway

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Private Jet operated by Nest Oil on Thursday skidded off the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

A statement by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Abuja, said the incident forced the authority to close the runway for 30 minutes.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Yakubu told Newsmen that the airport emergency rescue team had successfully evacuated the aircraft, which lost its landing gear in the incident.

She said that no casualty was recorded in the incident, adding that the runway had already been cleared for flight operations to resume.

“The authority had earlier notified passengers and airport users that Abuja runway would be closed for the next 30 minutes to enable the Authority take safety precautions.

“A private jet being operated by Nest Oil has just skidded off the Abuja runway.

“The aircraft lost its landing gear in the process but all hands were on deck to put the situation under control and normalcy has been restored.

“FAAN is committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort,’’ she said.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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