The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had on Thursday to shut down flight activities for about 30 minutes at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The forced closure was as a result of an aircraft, owned by Nest Oil, veered off the runway and forced
The episode happened when the aircraft landed at the airport.
FAAN stated that the aircraft lost its landing gear, however, the pilot was able to maneuver the aircraft to avoid further serious occurrence.
The airplane could not taxi, hence it was pulled off the runway.
The Head of Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said efforts were made to put control the situation and normalcy was restored.
The agency said the closure of the airport at that point was to enable the authority take safety precautions.