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Lagos Airport Shutdown Temporarily Over Discovery Of Mangled Corpse On Runway



There was a mangled body of a dead man found on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday in Lagos which has led to the wing of the nation’s flagship airport being shut temporarily.

The identity of the dead man could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report and it could not be established whether the dead man was knocked down by an aircraft taking off or landing on the runway.

AN24TV gathered that the officials of the airport had temporarily shut down the run and a team of officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria together with the Nigeria Police Force evacuated the corpse from the runway.

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Sequel to the temporary closure of the airport, the international flights were prevented from landing and taking off from the international terminal.

The affected international airlines include Ethiopian Airlines flight 3907, a Boeing 77F aircraft with registration number ETAVN, which was coming from Lome, Togo to Lagos, Nigeria.

The flight was later diverted back to Lome after holding for a while.

According to airport officials, the corpse was suddenly found on Runway 18R during a routine runway inspection by FAAN personnel.

Meanwhile, a top police official at the MMIA who confirmed the development, said the command was called upon in the early hours of Thursday to evacuate the corpse from Runway 18R.

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