A passenger plane belonging to Morocco’s national airline, Royal Air Maroc, made an emergency landing at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos shortly after taking off on Thursday.
According to local media reports Friday, the plane – carrying 126 passengers – came back to land some 10 minutes after taking off from the airport on a flight to Morocco.
Officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) were quoted to have said the pilot contacted the Lagos control tower, requesting for an emergency landing, which was quickly granted by the Air Traffic Controllers on duty.
All the passengers disembarked safely.
Among the passengers was the National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Malam Mohammed Garba.
No reason has yet been given for the incident.