150 onboard Max Air crash-landed plane safe — Airline

Max Air plane crash-lands in Abuja

A Max Air aircraft, which took off from Yola, crash-landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.

The B737 aircraft with registration number 5N-MBD was said to have experienced the incident due to the burst of its left landing gears.

It had 144 passengers on board with six crew members.

The airline reacted to the incident in a statement shared on Twitter.

It said: “On May 7th, 2023, a Max Air flight with 143 passengers and one infant on board, departing from Yola at around 14:05, was scheduled to arrive in Abuja at 15:00.

“However, the aircraft experienced two tire bursts on landing in Abuja, and the emergency response team quickly responded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

“We are pleased to report that all passengers and crew on board the aircraft are safe and sound.

“The airline has taken all necessary steps to ensure that the passengers are comfortable and are being taken care of during this time.

“They have been conveyed to the arrival terminal with their luggage and belongings. The aircraft tires are being replaced and the aircraft will taxi to the ramp for further investigations before being released for future flights.”

Max Air said it is committed to providing safe and reliable air travel to all its passengers.

“The airline would like to extend its appreciation to the airport authorities, emergency services, and all relevant agencies who responded promptly and professionally to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew on board.

“Max Air will continue to provide updates on the situation as more information becomes available,” the statement added.