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FAAN confirms shutdown of MMIA runway over dead body

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has confirmed the temporary shut down of the runway at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) as a result of an unidentified human remains found on runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

In a statement by Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, a motorized cleaner that was cleared to carry out rubber removal from the airfield and sweep the runway discovered the remains at about 0106hours, and escalated the situation to relevant departments.

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Hope-Ivbaze, acting general manager, Corporate Affairs said as a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for immediate evacuation of the remains and flight operations resumed at 0343 hours.

“Investigations are ongoing, and a report will be issued accordingly,” she added.