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FAAN reopens runway 18L at Lagos airport 24 hours after XeJet incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened Runway 18L at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA).

A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, Mrs. Obiageli Orah Director, on Sunday afternoon, said flight operations can now commence on the runway.

The runway was closed on Saturday, after an aircraft belonging to XeJet Airline with registration number 5N-BZZ, which departed Abuja for Lagos, skidded off the runway and landed on the grass at the MMA.

52 passengers and three crew members were on board the aircraft when the incident occurred.

FAAN, however, said: “There were no casualties as a result of the incident. FAAN remains committed to providing seamless service to the Nigerian public”.

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