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FAAN suspends staff over Max Air incident 

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Abiola Seun

What supposed to be a Air mishap was yesterday averted at the Lagos airport as Max Air aircraft from Abuja, which landed on Runway 18L, and a maintenance vehicle belonging to the Civil Department of the Authority collided.

This has, however, made FAAN suspend one of its official for act of negligence that led to the incident.

FAAN, in a press statement made available to our reporter by the spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said the authority has commenced full scale investigation into the incident, with a view to preventing future recurrence.

However, this is the second time this month Max Air is recording an incident.

Yakubu said passengers onboard the Air craft were disembarked and moved into another aircraft deployed to operate the flight.

Yakubu said “following an averted near incident involving a Max Air aircraft from Abuja, which landed on Runway 18L, and a maintenance vehicle belonging to the Civil Department of the Authority,  the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended the airfield officer on duty at the time of the incident.

“The Authority has also commenced full scale investigation into the incident, with a view to preventing future re- occurrence of such incident,” she said.

The first one was on the 11th December, 2021 at the Benin airport when a taxing Max Air aircraft 5N-ADB rammed its right wing onto an Air Peace aircraft 5N-BUQ boarding Abuja bound passengers.

The hit damaged the left elevator of the aircraft thereby rendering the aircraft grounded and unserviceable.

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