United Nigeria Airlines said on Wednesday that one of its aircraft skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 in Lagos but with no harm to the passengers or crew aboard the aircraft.
Mr Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Head, Corporate Communications, of United Nigeria Airlines disclosed the information that the aircraft skidded off the runway in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Uchegbu said that the aircraft, which had 50 passengers on board, was flying in from the airport in Abakaliki, when the incident happened.
He said the aircraft landed safely but was forced to terminate its movement to the apron off the runway.
He said all passengers disembarked safely and were transported to the arrival hall alongside their luggage.
The spokesman said that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were at the scene of the incident alongside engineers, in order to move the aircraft to the hangar.
He said that Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had also been duly notified.
Uchegbu reiterated the commitment of United Nigerian Airlines to maintaining the strictest safety standards in its operations and prioritising passenger safety always despite the report that one of its aircraft skidded from the runway.
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