Passengers disembark as Air Peace aircraft tyre bursts at Ilorin Airport
Sixty-six passengers and six crew onboard an Air Peace aircraft from Abuja were said to have “disembarked safely” when one of the plane’s tyres blew off after landing at the Ilorin Airport in Kwara State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday at 10:30am while the B737-500 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQR was taxiing to the parking bay at the airport.
No one was reportedly injured during the incident and no life was lost.
Spokesperson for Air Peace, Stanley Olise, confirmed this to The Punch in a telephone chat on Saturday, adding that “as we speak, the tyre has been fixed and the aircraft has been moved from the runway.”
“Our officials reported the incident to the authorities as statutorily required,” he added.