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Kano: Passengers escape death as Azman plane loses landing control



No fewer than 135 passengers on board Azman Air, yesterday, escaped death after the Boeing 737 plane failed two consecutive times to land at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano.

The airplane, which left Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos at exactly 11.30p.m., attempted to touch down in Kano at about 12.55a.m. before it was overwhelmed by turbulent wind.

An employee of the airline said passengers’ lives were at risk.
“It was a narrow escape and a risk at the same time. The pilot made two attempts to land and failed two times. That was really risky,” he said.

One of the passengers, Nura Aminu, told The Guardian the pilot announced that he was having difficulty to land due to heavy wind and promised to manage the situation.

The Guardian, July 8, 2018


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