Saturday, October 5, 2013

SAUDI-BOUND JET MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN SOKOTO AS TYRES EXPLODE MID-AIR

Saudi-Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Sokoto As Tyres Explode Mid-Air
A Saudi bound Kabo Air plane carrying 400 passengers from Kano made an emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III international Airport in Sokoto early today.

Boeing 747 jumbo jet left Kano on Friday en route to Saudi Arabia had to divert to Sokoto after several of its tyres exploded immediately after it took off the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.

All the passengers aboard the airline have been evacuated from the plane and lodged in a hotel in the ancient city.

The incident is happening on the heels of the crash of an Embraer aircraft belonging to Associated Airlines with registration number 5N-BIT which plunged to the ground in Lagos shortly after take-off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The 30-seater aircraft, which had 20 passengers including seven crew members on board, crashed about 9:30am killing 13