AN Ethiopian Airline Boeing 777-300 Flight ET 901 carrying former President Olusegun Obasanjo aborted a landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Runway on today, May 29 causing panic on board the aircraft.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plane ferrying 393 passengers from Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa also had the Director of Ports Inspection, National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC), Prof Samson Tunde Adebayo, Director General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni and other Nigerians.
Former President Obasanjo had attended a Stakeholders Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which ended on Tuesday in Addis Ababa.
According to reports the 5-hour flight from Addis Ababa to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport where he made a false landing, due to rain and heavy wind, landing on the third touch-line.
The pilot manoeuvred the aircraft and in an attempt to re land the plane causing panic in the cabin, the plane landed in Lagos airport, some 20 minutes after the initial aborted landing.