Chanchangi B737 Mishap At Kaduna
A Chanchangi Airlines’ B737-200 (5N-BIF) operating flight NCH334 from Abuja to Kaduna made a hard landing at Kaduna on Friday, 20 August, at 21:45h. The aircraft, with 35 passengers onboard, had its tyres burst and is said to have hit a tree. None of the passengers was seriously injured. According to another source: “the Boeing aircraft ran into turbulent weather, landing several meters short of the runway and damaging the ILS antenna and many runway lights. The plane’s front landing gear and one of its rear tyres burst in the process while a substantial part of its under-belly was also damaged.” Following the incident, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded the aircraft, while investigations have commenced a probe into the incident.