From Uche Usim, Abuja


A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) trainer aircraft overshot the runaway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday morning.

Saturday Sun learnt that the airplane, which took off from Kaduna Airport, suffered a tyre burst on landing in Abuja, leading to its overshooting of the runway.

The development forced the runway to be temporarily shut to enable the immediate evacuation of the aircraft by emergency responders led by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Flight operations were disrupted but things were brought under control within a few hours.

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