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Monday, July 26, 2021

No Air Lifting of Passengers in Akure Airport for Now Over ….Craters on The Runway

Air flights were on Monday disrupted in Akure Airport, Ondo State capital, over sudden appearance of crater on the runway at the airport.

It was learnt that a crater was dug by suspected miscreants on the runway, which forced the airport authority to close the runway preventing flight from taking off or landing in the airport.

Anxious reporters who visited the airport, spoke with Mrs. Joke Olatunji, the Airport Manager, who insisted that she was not authorised to speak to the press.

Therefore she neither denied nor confirmed the development, but investigation revealed that the airport has shut down for operation as a result of the deep hole dug on the runway.

It was learnt that the port authority discovered the crater overnight and subsequently closed the runway.

It was observed that there were no operational activities in the airport.

Spokesperson of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Henrietta Yakubu, stated that there were cracks discovered on the runway during the routine checks on Monday morning.

She claimed that the cracks had not affected flight operations in the airport.

The FAAN spokesman however affirmed that repair works had commenced on the cracked portions on the runway.


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