NAHCON DEBUNK STORY OF A CRASH LANDING PLANE CARRYING PILGRIMS IN MINNA, READ WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has caution the news going round about a crash landed plane in Minna Niger state on Saturday.
In a press statement which was signed by the Head of Public Affairs NAHCON Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara, the commission States that the plane landed in Minna safely and that all passengers were doing okay.
There was a breaking news report Saturday, that a Max Air plane Boing 744 carrying 555 Niger state returnees from the just concluded 2019 Hajj Operations crash landed in the Minna airport living the passengers starter.
Read the press statement below.
NAHCON Cautions Against Misinformation on NGL 2092
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has noticed different versions of reports on Max Air flight NGL 2092 also referred to as Niger iii, which departed Jeddah airport at 2: 34 am on 7th September 2019, with 559 Niger pilgrims. It was the 75th flight on the Commission’s return trip schedule.
NAHCON is pleased to note that the plane landed in Minna safely with all pilgrims securely back to their destinations.
As for the condition of the plane, the Commission has been assured by the relevant agencies that investigation is on-going to ascertain the nature of technical fault encountered.
Therefore while waiting for experts to confirm the real situation of the matter, NAHCON requests the general public to be cautious of misinformation.
Already two flights by the same Max Air had taken off and landed in Nigeria the same day. So far, 38, 807 pilgrims have been transported back to Nigeria in 80 flights.
Fatima Sanda Usara,
Head, Public Affairs,