Flight operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport have been suspended as a result of a mishap involving a private jet operated by Nest Oil.
The jet skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.
The incident happened on Thursday.
Although Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, had said the shutdown would last 30 minutes, a stranded passenger told Newsmen that the situation had been on for nearly one hour.
“The airport was shut around 4:30pm and we were told it would last 30 minutes. We have spent almost an hour here,” said the passenger, who did not want her name mentioned.
A private jet operated by Nest Oil, skidded off Abuja runway while landing, lost landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway. The Airport will be closed for about 30 minutes, bear with the situation, please 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽