The management of Air Peace has confirmed the twitter report of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose that cows took over the Akure airport runway on Saturday.
The Aircraft, P4 7002 which took off from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport at about 12:15pm today when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway. The delay lasted for about 15 minutes.
The aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN AVSEC), however, intervened and cleared the runway after being alerted by the control tower.
Confirming the incident, Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said:
“We confirm that flight P4 7002 from Lagos had to delay landing into Akure Airport today (Saturday) when the pilot-in-command sighted cows on the runway at about 12.15pm.
“On being alerted by control tower, aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN AVSEC) quickly intervened and cleared the runway.
“The flight was eventually cleared to land after about seven minutes. Our guests on board were all calm while the delay lasted. “The aircraft departed for Lagos at about 1.06 with full escort from FAAN security personnel.”
See Fayose and Fani-kayode tweets below: