Accident Investigation Bureau Commences Investigation Into Incident Involving Max Aircraft

Uploaded by on September 9, 2019

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has commenced investigation into the incident involving Max aircraft at the Minna Airport on Saturday.

The aircraft a Boeing 747-400 which was bringing pilgrims back from the King
Abdul Aziz international airport in Jeddah Saudi Arabia developed a technical problem just before landing at the airport in Minna.

It had five hundred and sixty
passengers and 19 crew members on board.

According to AIB in a news release, the aircraft number one engine brushed the runway surface.

It says no passenger sustained injury.

According to a statement from the Max airline’s Director of flight operations Captain Ibrahim Dilli, there was torrential rain with unstable winds when the aircraft arrived at Minna Airport.

He alleged that the Instrument Landing System at the airport was not reliable hence the pilot evacuated an approach.

Captain Dilli said that the pilot applied his wealth of experience and knowledge of the terrain of the airport to land safely.

He confirmed that one of the engines brushed the runway slightly due to complex landing
maneuvers occasioned by strong downdraft
adding that the aircraft did not crash nor
skid off the runway.

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