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AIB releases preliminary report on Skybird Aircraft Runway overshoot in Abuja

FOLLOWING the major incident involving , a Gulfstream IV belonging to Skybird chartered aircraft with registration number 5N-BOD, which overran the runway on landing, Wednesday 13 September, 2018 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released the preliminary report.

The aircraft operating on an instrument Flight Rules (IFR), departed Muritala Muhammed International Airport; Lagos for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja overshot the runway and ended up in the mud causing delay and flight cancellation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on 13th September, 2018.

The report stated: “The rain on landing was heavier than the advised slight rain and on touched down; the aircraft did not slow down as normal. At that time, the captain deployed the speed brakes manually, and applied maximum braking. However, the deployment of thrust reversers could not stop the aircraft on the wet and slippery runway. The aircraft exited the end of the runway and came to a stop in a mud; at a distance of 71m from the end of RWY 22 stop way”.

No injury was sustained by the passenger and the crew on board when the aircraft finally came to complete stop.

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