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Aborted landing in Lagos, Ethiopian Airlines blame bad weather

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Ethiopian Airlines confirm that flight ET901/29 made an aborted landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday, May 29.

The General Manager of the Nigeria operations of the Airline, Mrs. Firihiewot Makonnen, in a statement accredited the incident to bad weather.

Mekonnen said the aircraft, carrying 393 passengers from Addis Ababa to Lagos, encountered an unpleasant weather during landing.

According to her, the aircraft had to make a go-around-the airport for better and smooth landing, in line with aviation procedure.

Pilots are encouraged to make a similar go-around in cases like this for a safe and normal landing according to safety standard.

The General Manager, Public Relations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, also confirmed the incident, whe he said that the aircraft did not overshoot the runway.

“Ethiopian Airlines came into Lagos during a downpour which reduced visibility, hence it had to go back and hovered for a while”. It came back and landed safely”, said Adurogboye.

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