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Azman flight misses runway in Kano, returns to Abuja

The aircraft was forced to return to the Nigerian capital after its pilot nearly lost control due to bad weather.

• October 6, 2020
Azman aircraft used to illustrate the story.
Azman aircraft used to illustrate the story.

Lives were preserved on Tuesday evening after an Azman Airline plane that took off from Abuja failed to land in Kano.

The 5:15 flight could not land when it arrived in Kano due to bad weather conditions, passengers who were onboard told Peoples Gazette.

The passengers told the Gazette that the flight was forced to return to Abuja, during which it was summarily serviced and refueled. 

“The flight was about to crash land but the pilot was able to gain control and return to Abuja,” a passenger said. 

The flight later returned to Kano and landed safely.

The Gazette has reached out to Azman and the federal airports authority for comments.

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