Emir of Kano, 139 others narrowly escape death aboard airplane

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, and 139 other passengers narrowly escaped death on Tuesday afternoon while aboard a Max Air aircraft which suffered a bird strike incident at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737 aircraft with the registration number 5N: BBM, departed Kano for Abuja airport at 1:21pm, but 10 minutes after take off, it made an air return when three engine blades were attacked by birds.

The pilot-in-command was said to have later informed the passengers about the nature of the incident and returned to base to disembark the passengers.

Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt Musa Nuhu confirmed the incident to reporters, saying that the incident is similar to the one that happened to Aero Contractors aircraft on Monday in Port Harcourt.

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