FAAN Begins Probe of Corpse On Lagos Airport Runway

FAAN Begins Probe of Corpse On Lagos Airport Runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has begun investigation into the mangled body of unknown person found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday.

The human remains was suddenly found on Runway 18R, during a routine runway inspection by FAAN personnel.

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The Authority in a statement issued Friday, signed by Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, General Manager, Public Affairs, stated that investigation is ongoing and that a report will be issued accordingly.

According to the statement, a motorised cleaner, that was cleared to carry out a derruberisation and sweeping of the runway discovered the remains at about 0106hours, and escalated the situation to relevant departments.

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“As a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for immediate evacuation of the remains. Flight operations resumed at 0343 hours”, the statement reads.

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