BIZARRE: Cows Storm Runway, Stop Air Peace Flight From Landing
It appears cows are finding their colonies by themselves and the high places are their focus.
It was not a peaceful landing for an Air Peace flight at the Akure Airport on Saturday.
The pilot and passengers were left in shock when they saw that what was supposed to be the runway had become a ranch or a cow colony.
The Air Peace flight, which left Lagos for Akure could not land immediately, as some cows had strayed onto the runway of the airport.
The Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr Chris Iwarah, explained what happened in a statement issued on Saturday.
Iwarah said: “Flight P4 7002 from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport on Saturday when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.
“On being alerted by control tower, aviation security personnel of the FAAN (FAAN AVSEC) quickly intervened and cleared the runway.
“The flight was eventually cleared to land after about seven minutes. Our guests on board were all calm while the delay lasted.”
He said the aircraft departed for Lagos at about 1.06pm with full escort from FAAN security personnel.
Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apologised to Air Peace Airlines and its passengers for the incident.
FAAN issued the apology in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in Lagos also on Saturday.
“The authority will like to assure travellers and the general public that efforts are already ongoing to close the gap that aided this incident,” she said.
Everything is possible now. We can't but hope cows will not board planes one day.
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