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Air Peace confirms report on cows on Akure airport runway

The management of Air Peace has confirmed report by the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose that cows took over the Akure airport runway on Saturday.

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The Governor on his Twitter handle said that he witnessed cows taking over the airport runway and preventing aircraft No. 5NBQQ from landing for more than 15 minutes and thanks to Capt Inyang for saving the lives of the passengers.

The management speaking to Vanguard on phone said that flight P4 7002 from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport today (Saturday) when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.

On being alerted by control tower, aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN AVSEC) quickly intervened and cleared the runway.

The flight was eventually cleared to land after about seven minutes. Our guests on board were all calm while the delay lasted.

The aircraft departed for Lagos at about 1.06 with full escort from FAAN security personnel.
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Confirming the incident, Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said: “We confirm that flight P4 7002 from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport today (Saturday) when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.

“On being alerted by control tower, aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN AVSEC) quickly intervened and cleared the runway.

“The flight was eventually cleared to land after about seven minutes. Our guests on board were all calm while the delay lasted.

“The aircraft departed for Lagos at about 1.06 with full escort from FAAN security personnel.”


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