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Air Peace Boeing 777-312 with registration number 5N-BWI sourced from Planespotters.net

Xenophobia Evacuation: 290 Nigerians including 25 infants air borne, to arrive Nigeria by 6pm

INFORMATION reaching Nigeriandflightdeck.com is that Nigerians being evacuated from South Africa following xenophobic attacks are air borne on board Air Peace flight APK 7818 scheduled to touch down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at an estimated time of 6pm local time.

Our reporter learnt as at last count that the flight has on board 290 Nigerians with 25 infants returning to the country.

The flight which was supposed to leave OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg in the early hours of Wednesday morning to arrive at noon was further delayed  following certain unforeseen circumstances from that end but eventually took off by 1:50pm local time.

Recall, the Boeing 777 aircraft with registration 5N-BWI was supposed to have departed Lagos at 1.00 am(Tuesday), but it was denied landing permit by the South African authorities which stalled the return of the second batch of Nigerians from the country

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