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Flight Operations Resume At Lagos Airport After Removal Of Mangled Body From Runway

Flight Operations Resume At Lagos Airport After Removal Of Mangled Body From Runway
Flight operations have resumed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, after the removal of a mangled body on the runway.

Gatekeepers News reports that the international wing of MMIA was temporarily shut in the early hours of Thursday after the mangled body of a dead man was found on Runway 18R. A team of officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigeria Police Force evacuated the corpse from the runway.

International flights were prevented from landing and taking off from the airport’s international terminal during the temporary shutdown of the runway,

FAAN confirmed the resumption in a statement titled ‘Unidentified body discovered on MMA runway during inspection’.

The statement read, “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public of an incident in which unidentified human remains were found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

“A motorised cleaner, that was cleared to carry out a derruberisation and sweeping of the runway discovered the remains at about 0106hours, and escalated the situation to relevant departments.

“As a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for an immediate evacuation of the remains. Flight operations resumed at 0343 hours.

“Investigations are ongoing, and a report will be issued accordingly.”

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