Flight operations were disrupted yesterday (May 19, 2022) when a corpse was discovered on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos.
A statement released by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said the remains were discovered by a motorised cleaner on Runway 18R/36L.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) wishes to inform the general public of an incident in which unidentified human remains were found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
“A motorised cleaner that was cleared to remove rubber and swee the runway discovered the remains at about 0106 hours and escalated the situation to relevant departments.
“As a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for the immediate evacuation of the remains. Flight operations resumed at 0343 hours.”
The statement signed by the authority’s acting general manager, corporate affairs, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, said investigations are ongoing and a report will be issued accordingly.