Flights Diverted As Officials Discover Unidentified Corpse On Lagos Airport Runway
There was mild drama at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, following the discovery of a corpse on the runway.
As a result of it, the international wing of the Airport was temporarily shut in the early hours of Thursday.
According to Punch, the identity of the corpse could not be ascertained as of press time. Also, it could not be established whether the dead man was knocked down by an aircraft taking off or landing on the runway.
Thelagostimes gathered that during the temporary shutdown of the runway, international flights were prevented from landing and taking off from the airport’s international terminal.
Among the flights that could not land due to the shutdown was an 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.
Airport officials said the corpse was suddenly found on Runway 18R during a routine runway inspection by FAAN personnel.