There was tension at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja as a Max air aircraft conveying passengers from Adamawa State crash-landed on Sunday.
Sahel gathered that the tyre of the aircraft burst into flames upon takeoff at Yola airport which made the pilot to alert Abuja airport where emergency officials were already on ground to address the issue before the passengers disembarked at the runway.
In a viral video, Former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Mike Ogirima, who was one of the passengers on the aircraft, explained that the tyre burst occurred after takeoff at Yola Airport.
“We thank God. We are still on the runway and the pilot has reassured us. He has called for the stairs and we are now disembarking from the runway to be evacuated to the airport building at the arrival hall,” Ogirima said.
“We bless God because we have witnessed the pull out of the tyre right from the airport in Yola and we went into a prayer session.
“I never announced it as a surgeon so as not to cause any panic but we bless God,” he added.