The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Thursday closed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to air traffic. The closure was as a result of an incident in which a Saudi-owned cargo plane crash-landed and ran into a caterpillar. The plane, a B-747 veered off the runway and entered the Maintenance area where it evemntually stopped. The incident prompted the cancellation of flights to and from the Federal capital as it caused damage to the runway.
Street Journal’s findings revealed that passengers on the Lagos and Port Harcourt routes were advised to accept refunds or return by 6 pm.