Flight operations resume at Lagos Airport, says FAAN

*The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria confirms resumption of flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the resumption of normal flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

ConsumerConnect reports Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, the AG General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, disclosed this development in a statement issued in Lagos Friday, May 20, 2022.

Hope-Ivbaze stated that flight operations resumed at the West African country’s airport at 3:43 a.m., after it was temporarily closed Thursday.

Flight operations were closed between 1:10 a.m. and 3:43 a.m., due to the discovery of a mangled unidentified human body  found on Runway 18R of the international wing at MMIA.

Hope-Ivbaze also confirmed that the runway was shut down because unidentified human remains were found on runway 18R/36L May 19 at the Murtala Muhammed lnternational Airport (MMIA), Airport, Lagos.

Flight operations had  resumed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, after  removal of the  mangled body on the runway, she noted.

Hope-Ivbaze said that a motorised cleaner, that was cleared to carry out  sweeping of the runway discovered the remains at about 1:06 a.m. and notified the relevant departments on the issue.

The FAAN General Manager further said: “As a result, between 1:10 a.m and 3:43 a.m, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for immediate evacuation of the remains.

“Flight operations resumed at 3:43 a.m.

Hope-Ivbaze added that investigations were ongoing, and a report would be issued accordingly.

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