- Max Airline Aircaft
The Director of the Flight Operations of Max Air Limited, Captain Ibrahim Dilli has debunked media reports that the company’s Boeing 747 aircraft, conveying over 500 returning pilgrims from Jeddah, crash landed at Minna, Niger State airport on September 7.
In a statement issued September 8, Captain Dilli admitted that there was a minor landing challenge as a result of torrential rain and wind but that that the pilots maneuvered the aircraft to safe landing.
“The aircraft did not crash nor skid off the runway. Aircraft was taxied to the airport terminal and passengers disembarked without any problems.
“All passengers and crew are safe and sound,” Captain Dilli said.
He said that all reports of the “minor incident” had been filed and that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had inspected both the aircraft and the runway and were satisfied.
The Director of Flight Operations gave assurance that Max Air Limited was fully committed to providing safe and efficient services within the confines of the Nigeria and International aviation regulations.