Nigeria plane crash: Aircraft ‘carrying 600 pilgrims’ skids along runway

A double-decker plane carrying worshippers home from an annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has crash landed at an airport in Nigeria.

The aircraft was reportedly carrying more than 600 passengers when it crashed and skidded along a runway at the international airport near Minna.
Terrified passengers rushed off the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet – which is operated by Max Air and was flying in from Jeddah, according to flight-tracking websites – to safety.
The plane is reported to have suffered a technical fault in one of its four engines as it made its final approach to the airport near Minna.

A witness told the the reporters that no-one was injured or killed, but passengers were visibly shaken after escaping the damaged plane.

By Knight Fredel



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