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Max Air: NSIB commences investigation

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) says it has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving a B737-400 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-MBD operated by Max Air, which occurred around 14:05 (Local Time) on May 6, 2023.

The aircraft, with 144 passengers and six crew members onboard was en-route Abuja from Yola when it had a burst tyre on landing on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

A statement by the spokesman for the NSIB, Tunji Oketunbi says, first responders arrived at the accident site and evacuated the passengers, stating that there was no injury or fatality.

As investigation commences, the NSIB, solicit information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to help assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

In a related development, the Director General, Civil Aviation, Captain Musa Nuhu has assured the traveling public that, the authority and other Aviation agencies will spare no efforts to ensure the continued safe flight operations in Nigeria as it has done over the years.

He, however expressed displeasure at the sensational media reports of the incident, classifying it as a crash landing thus creating panic and concerns amongst the traveling public.

Captain Nuhu, urged the media to always seek clarifications or information to get accurate reports of any situation.

Writing by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Muzha Kucha, Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare