Panic, apprehension and fear gripped passengers Thursday when their flights to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja hovered for about 45 minutes before landing.
The delay was caused by the closure of the airport for VIP movement, as President Muhammadu Buhari who travelled to Bauchi State during the day made his return back to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Passengers on Dana Air Flight 335, which took off by 5:26 p.m from the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) for a 55 minutes’ flight to Abuja were directed to hover because the airport was closed.
An official of the airline who spoke to THISDAY said aircraft could exhaust its fuel while hovering for that long time and this could lead to emergency and consequently accident.
THISDAY, August 3, 2018
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