FAAN Reopens Runway at Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos After Dana Air Incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of Runway 18L/36R at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, following its temporary closure due to a Dana Air plane skidding off the runway.

In a press release signed by FAAN’s Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Obiageli Orah, the authority stated that the runway was reopened for flight operations at 19:58hrs. The closure was initiated after a Dana Air aircraft overshot the runway during its landing sequence earlier that day.

FAAN’s emergency response team promptly evacuated and recovered the aircraft, followed by comprehensive clearing operations to ensure the runway was free of any debris that could compromise flight safety. The Operations Division of FAAN and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency jointly inspected the runway surface and deemed it safe for the resumption of operations.

Acknowledging the muddy condition of the affected area, FAAN conducted extensive cleaning efforts to restore safety and facilitate the swift resumption of operations on Runway 18L/36R.

Orah expressed apologies for any inconvenience caused, emphasizing FAAN’s commitment to prioritizing the safety and security of passengers, staff, and airport operations. The authority thanked the traveling public, airline partners, and stakeholders for their patience, understanding, and cooperation during the temporary closure.


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