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British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by monkeyleg: 7:30am On Jun 17, 2012
FromDele Ogbodo in Abuja
Another air disaster was, in the early hours of Saturday , averted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja when a British Airways Boeing flight overshot the runway. This happened at a time Nigerians are still smarting from the painful memories of the Dana plane crash in Iju area of Lagos, which killed more than 153 people. THISDAY gathered that there was however no injury to passengers on board the BA flight, which was flying in from the UK.

An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), who spoke to on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident. “It was another near mishap that was averted as the aircraft en route Abuja from UK landed the airport safely though,” he said.

According to him, it was in the course of taxing that the plane exceeded the runway limit because of ongoing construction work at the airport. He expressed delight that there was no damage to the aircraft and no passenger injured.

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relation, Mr. Joe Obi, said: “This happened very briefly, and it is as a result of ongoing rehabilitation and upgrade works currently ongoing at the airport which involve lighting upgrade on the landing runway.”

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/british-airways-in-near-mishap-at-abuja-airport/118138/

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Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by monkeyleg: 7:31am On Jun 17, 2012
We never learn is this useless country

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Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by denitro(m): 8:39am On Jun 17, 2012
monkeyleg: FromDele Ogbodo in Abuja
Another air disaster was, in the early hours of Saturday , averted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja when a British Airways Boeing flight overshot the runway. This happened at a time Nigerians are still smarting from the painful memories of the Dana plane crash in Iju area of Lagos, which killed more than 153 people. THISDAY gathered that there was however no injury to passengers on board the BA flight, which was flying in from the UK.

An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), who spoke to on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident. “It was another near mishap that was averted as the aircraft en route Abuja from UK landed the airport safely though,” he said.

According to him, it was in the course of taxing that the plane exceeded the runway limit because of ongoing construction work at the airport. He expressed delight that there was no damage to the aircraft and no passenger injured.

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relation, Mr. Joe Obi, said: “This happened very briefly, and it is as a result of ongoing rehabilitation and upgrade works currently ongoing at the airport which involve lighting upgrade on the landing runway.”
http://www.thisdayonline.com/


Guy be real....
The term "taxiing" is not used for the accelerating run along a runway prior to takeoff, or the decelerating run immediately after landing.

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Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by bodejohn(m): 8:58am On Jun 17, 2012
...or the BA plane was badly maintained too?
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 9:46am On Jun 17, 2012
BIG LIE!
The flight in question never overshot the runnway.
The airport runway lightning system is currently being rehabilitated.
A section of the 4000m runnway has been cordoned off leaving about 2600m and just one runway for landings and takeoffs (RWY04).
Also a taxiway leading to the domestic apron has been closed. A NOTAM was issued by the relevant agency notifying pilots on this development.
The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed. Since the aircraft can't reverse and there was no way of towing the aircraft by the handlers (Nahco or Sahcol) Tower was notified and the services of Julius Berger were notified.

Simple.
link below of existing NOTAM for Abuja airport (DNAA)
https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do

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Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by slap1(m): 1:24pm On Jun 17, 2012
Thank God I can say 'Thank God' to this.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Fxmarket: 1:30pm On Jun 17, 2012
denitro:


Guy be real....
The term "taxiing" is not used for the accelerating run along a runway prior to takeoff, or the decelerating run immediately after landing.

I thought am alone on this
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Fxmarket: 1:31pm On Jun 17, 2012
Fxmarket:

I thought am alone on this, i keep wondering how aircraft taxing overshot the runway, all this fake news self
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 1:33pm On Jun 17, 2012
Taxing means preparing for takeoff from apron or approaching apron fro recent touchdown.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Nobody: 1:35pm On Jun 17, 2012
this nigerian journalist must have been poorly trained.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 1:38pm On Jun 17, 2012
from what i gathered the Pilot was on his first flight to Abuja and probably never bothered to get the latest NOTAM brief.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by mbhs139(m): 1:40pm On Jun 17, 2012
People should please stop giving us heart attack with their nonesense alarmist report, please. Enough is enough. We have very serious issues to border us and trouble our heart than giving us all this trash, please people.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by mbhs139(m): 1:42pm On Jun 17, 2012
0k2NVme: BIG LIE!
The flight in question never overshot the runnway.
The airport runway lightning system is currently being rehabilitated.
A section of the 4000m runnway has been cordoned off leaving about 2600m and just one runway for landings and takeoffs (RWY04).
Also a taxiway leading to the domestic apron has been closed. A NOTAM was issued by the relevant agency notifying pilots on this development.
The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed. Since the aircraft can't reverse and there was no way of towing the aircraft by the handlers (Nahco or Sahcol) Tower was notified and the services of Julius Berger were notified.

Simple.
link below of existing NOTAM for Abuja airport (DNAA)
https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do

Thank you jare. Foolish journalist wan give us heart attack again. Do they think it is a joke.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 1:51pm On Jun 17, 2012
A0146/12 - EXPANSION WORK IN PROGRESS ON THE DOMESTIC APRON.
PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE ON THE APRON. DAILY 0600-1800,
27 MAY 15:45 2012 UNTIL 27 AUG 15:45 2012 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 01 JUN 03:40 2012

A0141/12 - MAINTENANCE WORK IN PROGRESS AT THE INTERNATIONAL WING.
PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO ADHERE STRICTLY TO ATC INSTRUCTIONS. 18 MAY 08:30 2012
UNTIL 18 AUG 08:30 2012 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 01 JUN 03:40 2012


https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by tpapi: 1:52pm On Jun 17, 2012
0k2NVme: BIG LIE!
The flight in question never overshot the runnway.
The airport runway lightning system is currently being rehabilitated.
A section of the 4000m runnway has been cordoned off leaving about 2600m and just one runway for landings and takeoffs (RWY04).
Also a taxiway leading to the domestic apron has been closed. A NOTAM was issued by the relevant agency notifying pilots on this development.
The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed. Since the aircraft can't reverse and there was no way of towing the aircraft by the handlers (Nahco or Sahcol) Tower was notified and the services of Julius Berger were notified.

Simple.
link below of existing NOTAM for Abuja airport (DNAA)
https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do
bless u broda,bad bele pple 2 much 4 dis kontri
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by manny4life(m): 2:00pm On Jun 17, 2012
denitro:


Guy be real....
The term "taxiing" is not used for the accelerating run along a runway prior to takeoff, or the decelerating run immediately after landing.


I know right, the term taxing was wrongly used. grin grin grin
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by manosteel(m): 2:05pm On Jun 17, 2012
Overshot the runway? Not news, it happens here all time.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 2:06pm On Jun 17, 2012
Why is this making the front page?
stop promoting B.S.!
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Nobody: 2:13pm On Jun 17, 2012
Why is this on front page again??

Yes, the country is terrible - but don't promote every bs that's not news worthy..

This bs is just scare tactics! undecided undecided undecided undecided
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Nobody: 2:21pm On Jun 17, 2012
Abi the aeroplane fail brake? shocked
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 2:25pm On Jun 17, 2012
PortHarcourtBoy: Abi the aeroplane fail brake? shocked
No tire bust and police man ask for C-Caution and particulars
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by ehiabj(f): 2:31pm On Jun 17, 2012
This is a big lie, my sister was on that flight and the BA pilot announced to them and the run way was slippery due to the rain!
Nairaland pls verify ur info before sharing.....
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by naptu2: 2:35pm On Jun 17, 2012
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Pukkah: 2:37pm On Jun 17, 2012
ehiabj: This is a big lie, my sister was on that flight and the BA pilot announced to them and the run way was slippery due to the rain!
Nairaland pls verify ur info before sharing.....

Slippery runway? Are you sure of this? Normally, a runway should not hold water.
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 0k2NVme: 2:41pm On Jun 17, 2012
the aircraft never ever overshot the runway. it was delayed for a long time on the runway because the pilot got stuck.
I know BA pilots well. They hate to take responsibility for their eff-ups
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by blayz0923: 2:45pm On Jun 17, 2012
Now d aviators re talking. Thanks for d info.

0k2NVme: BIG LIE!
The flight in question never overshot the runnway.
The airport runway lightning system is currently being rehabilitated.
A section of the 4000m runnway has been cordoned off leaving about 2600m and just one runway for landings and takeoffs (RWY04).
Also a taxiway leading to the domestic apron has been closed. A NOTAM was issued by the relevant agency notifying pilots on this development.
The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed. Since the aircraft can't reverse and there was no way of towing the aircraft by the handlers (Nahco or Sahcol) Tower was notified and the services of Julius Berger were notified.

Simple.
link below of existing NOTAM for Abuja airport (DNAA)
https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by 1forall: 2:47pm On Jun 17, 2012
monkeyleg = manny4life? wink
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Nobody: 3:13pm On Jun 17, 2012
now am blushing on those aviator geek words.
i hope it's not to late to dump programming for aeronautics grin
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by ayobase(m): 3:16pm On Jun 17, 2012
denitro:


Guy be real....
The term "taxiing" is not used for the accelerating run along a runway prior to takeoff, or the decelerating run immediately after landing.

The guy copied and pasted as reported.
So far the plane is still moving...all na taxiing!
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Nobody: 3:20pm On Jun 17, 2012
0k2NVme: BIG LIE!
The flight in question never overshot the runnway.
The airport runway lightning system is currently being rehabilitated.
A section of the 4000m runnway has been cordoned off leaving about 2600m and just one runway for landings and takeoffs (RWY04).
Also a taxiway leading to the domestic apron has been closed. A NOTAM was issued by the relevant agency notifying pilots on this development.
The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed. Since the aircraft can't reverse and there was no way of towing the aircraft by the handlers (Nahco or Sahcol) Tower was notified and the services of Julius Berger were notified.

Simple.
link below of existing NOTAM for Abuja airport (DNAA)
https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do


seems our aviation minister has her own moles on nairaland

who wuold have thought, BA is now affiliated with the department of defense

pathetic

The BA pilot in question DID NOT overshoot the runnway but intended to use the closed taxiway. On getting to it he met it closed

these are the sort of brains hired by our fg to spread propaganda

a pilot would intend to use a closed taxiway - do you think a pilot has the mentality of a danfo driver ?

or are you implying that the air traffic controllers are mannequins who do not instruct pilots on where to land?

this is beyond shameful - our fg is jumping from one air disaster to another near miss and their monkeys run around on the internet spreading falsehoods

Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by Jeze: 3:22pm On Jun 17, 2012
Abeg O
Re: British Airways Overshot Runway At Abuja International Airport by naptu2: 3:31pm On Jun 17, 2012
naptu2: Operators want Abuja airport shutdown.

Monday, 11 June 2012 08:47 SADE WILLIAMS

Against the backdrop of incessant power outages at Abuja airport, which resulted into the diversion of international flights at the weekend to Lagos and Malabo, airline operators yesterday called for immediate construction of a second runway at the airport to accommodate the growing traffic.
The airline operators, who spoke through Muhammed Tukur, its secretary general, who also lamented the situation of runway light-out at the airport, also asked Federal Government to shut the airport rather than “endangering the lives of the people.”

The ongoing maintenance at the airport, according to the operators, has led to the shortening of the runway from its original 3, 600 metres to 3, 200 metres, and just last week further reduced to 2, 200 - a situation that makes it not too long enough for wide-body aircraft like the B747, A340, A330 and B777.

Speaking with BusinessDay, Tukur said internationally, when airports or an important place at the airport was undergoing repairs, as claimed by the Federal Government, the airport should be shut down, especially in the case of a runway.

One of the operators of a foreign airline said that a Lufthansa aircraft with passengers could not land on Friday and decided to land in another airport following the power outage at the airport coupled with the shortening of the runway.

The inability of most of them to pick their passengers gave them no option than to lodge them in hotels in Abuja and Frankfurt, because of the dislocation it caused to their passengers.

For those who were trying to connect their flights from all over the world on the Frankfurt-Abuja-Frankfurt flights also suffered considerably, while the carriers had to cough out additional costs on accommodation for passengers.

Tukur explained that the operators, including foreign carriers, were worried over the loss incurred, warning, “If care is not taken, they will end up crashing planes, saying there was no issuance of Notice to Air Men (NOTAM) to inform them of the terrible situation of the runway as a result of the ongoing repairs.

http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/39315-operators-want-abuja-airport-shutdown

https://www.nairaland.com/961305/airlines-tell-government-shut-abuja

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