BREAKING: Plane Crashes In Kwara, Passengers Evacuated - United African Reporter's

BREAKING: Plane Crashes In Kwara, Passengers Evacuated

After an aeroplane belonging to one of the major airlines crashed while landing in Ilorin, Kwara State, from Abuja, several passengers, including some high-ranking Nigerians, narrowly averted death.

The plane had a tyre break and a bang, according to the Nation, which caused bags to tumble on passengers.

According to reports, the plane was unable to taxi to the tarmac due to the severity of the crash.

The incident occurred around 9.30 a.m. on Friday, forcing airport authorities to close the runway and cancel all flights.

The Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other aviation regulatory authorities have not issued any official announcements.

In the last 24 hours, the runway of the airport had been closed to traffic.

But all the traumatised passengers were successfully evacuated from the runway.

As at the time of filing this report at 2.08pm, efforts were being made to relocate the plane from the runway.

It was learnt that the process of moving the plane from the runway was slow because, according to a source, “it is a bigger aircraft and we have no equipment.

“We are in the process of removing the aircraft. We have been on it for 24 hours,” the source added.

But the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other agencies offered to keep the incident under wraps.

“We were directed to manage the situation,” the source said.

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