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Akure airport runway blocked by cows

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A herd of cattle strayed onto the runway of Akure Airport this morning, stopping an Air Peace flight from Lagos from touchdown.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apologised to Air Peace Airways and its passengers for the incident.

FAAN issued the apology in a press release signed by its Normal Supervisor, Company Affairs , Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in Lagos on Saturday.

Yakubu mentioned the Air Peace flight, which left Lagos for Akure couldn’t land instantly as some cows strayed onto the runway of the airport.

She mentioned :”Nevertheless, normalcy was restored rapidly, as officers of the aviation safety division rapidly dispersed the cows from the runway and the plane was cleared for touchdown.

“The authority will prefer to guarantee travellers and most of the people that efforts are already ongoing to shut the hole that aided this incident.

The Company Communications Supervisor of Air Peace, Mr Chris Iwarah , additionally confirmed the incident in a press release issued on Saturday.

Iwarah mentioned: “Flight P4 7002 from Lagos needed to delay touchdown into Akure Airport on Saturday when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.

“On being alerted by management tower, aviation safety personnel of the FAAN (FAAN AVSEC) rapidly intervened and cleared the runway.

“The flight was ultimately cleared to land after about seven minutes. Our visitors on board have been all calm whereas the delay lasted.”

He mentioned the plane departed for Lagos at about 1.06pm with full escort from FAAN safety personnel

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