Abuja airport shut as Saudi plane blocks runway

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency has closed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to air traffic.
It was learnt that this followed the blocade of of the runway by a Saudi Airline cargo plane, which crash landed around 11pm on Wednesday as a result of a minor problem.
NAMA subsequently issued a Notice To Airmen on Thursday morning, meaning that the airport had been closed to both incoming and outbound planes.
As a result, thousands of passengers are stranded at different airports in the country, especially those who are Abuja-bound in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Kaduna, Kano and Abuja among others.
Officials are said to be battling to fic the grounded cargo plane and clear the runway.


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