Reports swept social media when cows strayed on the runway of Akure airport and prevented a flight from landing. In light of this, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apologised to Air Peace Airlines and its passengers for the incident. FAAN issued the apology in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs , Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in Lagos on Saturday.
She said, “normalcy was restored quickly, as officers of the aviation security department quickly dispersed the cows from the runway and the aircraft was cleared for landing. “The authority will like to assure travellers and the general public that efforts are already ongoing to close the gap that aided this incident.”
The Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr Chris Iwarah, also confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Saturday. Iwarah said: “Flight P4 7002 from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport on Saturday when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.
Source: Vanguard Nigeria