By Suoyo Ekubo
There was pandemonium at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja after a Max Air aircraft crash-landed.
The incident happened on Sunday May 7th 2023 when the aircraft had arrived from Yola, Adamawa State. The tyre reportedly bursts into flames causing the terrifying incident.
A former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Mike Ogirima, who was on board said that the tyre burst occurred after takeoff at Yola Airport. He said the aircraft crash-landed in Abuja with emergency officials already on ground to put out the fire before the passengers disembarked right at the runway.
He said, “We thank God. We are still on the runway and the pilot has reassured us. He has called for the stairs and we are now disembarking from the runway to be evacuated to the airport building at the arrival hall. We bless God because we have witnessed the pull out of the tyre right from the airport in Yola and we went into a prayer session. I never announced it as a surgeon so as not to cause any panic but we bless God.” Vanguard quoted him as saying