Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority, FAAN Gives Reason For Closing International Airport, explains Body on the Runway

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has the agency temporarily closed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport to flight operations to enable it evacuate the remains of a mangled body found on the runway.

According to a press release by FAAN, it said the unidentified human remains were found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

It said: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public of an incident in which an unidentified human remains were found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

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“A motorized cleaner, that was cleared to carry out a derruberization and sweeping of the runway discovered the remains at about 0106hours, and escalated the situation to relevant departments.

“As a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for immediate evacuation of the remains. Flight operations resumed at 0343 hours.

“Investigations are ongoing, and a report will be issued accordingly.”

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