Nigerian Doctor, Chijioke Mbalu who was onboard with Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday which made an emergency landing and was partially damaged after it experienced difficulty landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Boeing 737 aircraft, from Port Harcourt, was said to have experienced turbulence due to the weather and the pilot reportedly requested a longer runway, where it eventually landed.
The airline while confirming the incident, said the pilot, Captain Simisola Ajibola noticed a sudden weather changes when approaching Lagos and demanded to land on the international runway as it is longer and wider than the domestic runway.
“After landing safely and rolling to the runway exit, the nose gear developed a problem and partially collapsed. The crew notified the airport authorities who quickly ensured the safe disembarkation of the passengers,” the airline said.
Dr. Chijioke, while confirming the incident said, the impact tore the front tire to shreds; that left a big hole on the runway and took the airport authorities 25 minutes to come to their rescue.
He regretted that the airport authorities responded very poorly in rescuing them, though no injuries but only shock.
We Crash landed today….luckily there was no spark….but the impact tore the front tire to shreds; that left a big hole on the runway. It took the airport authorities 25minutes to come to our rescue; very poor response time. No injuries only shock. I am safe. #airpeace