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Pilgrims Escape Death As Max Air Plane Conyeying Them Crash Lands

Valentine Chinyem

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A Max Air aircraft with 550 pilgrims returning from Meccahpassenger crash-landed at the Minna International Airport in Niger State.

The aircraft, a Boeing 747-300 with registration number 5N-DBK, was said to have developed a fault mid-air before the pilot struggled to land it at the airport.

The incident led to the collapse of one of the four engines of the aircraft.

It was further gathered that the aircraft was returning pilgrims from Niger State from Saudi Arabia.

On landing, a source close to the airport confided in our correspondent that the aircraft skidded off the runway.

The reason for the incident could not be ascertained at the moment, but it was gathered that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had been informed of the incident.

More so, no life was lost in the incident, while efforts to get the officials of Max Air to comment on the issue was unsuccessful.