Saturday 11 May 2024

XEJET Aircraft Skids Off Runway At Murtala Mohammed Airport


Barely 16 days after Dana Air was shut down by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authorities, another Nigeria aircraft belonging to XEJET Airlines also skidded off the runway and landed in the grass at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Saturday.

Following this development, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has shut the 18/Left runway of the airport

The Airbus with registration 5N-BZZ with 52 passengers on board departed Abuja and landed in Lagos at 11.29 am.

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau confirmed the incident.

The NSIB noted that the aircraft belonging to XEJET Airlines skidded off the runway of the domestic wing of the airport.


NSIB confirms that an aircraft belonging to XeJet Airline skidded off the runway at the domestic wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport this morning. A go team has been deployed to the site of the incident.

Mrs Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji
Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection,
Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau
+234 915 234 2156

According to reports by the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau, Rescue Team were promptly alerted to evacuate the 52 passengers, and 3 children on board and consequently the runway has been closed to traffic.

Nifemi O.

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