By G9ija

A Boeing 737-500 aircraft belonging to AZMAN Air had a burst tyre on landing at the runway of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport terminal in Lagos on Tuesday.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) temporarily closed the runway.

FAAN spokesperson, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said in a statement: “FAAN has announced a temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

“The closure is due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325.”

“The aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on this runway.

“All passengers and crew on board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 1908 hours.

“Officials of FAAN Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services, AIB and NAHCO are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway to restore normalcy.”