Qatar Airways flight to make emergency landing in Lagos

  • AFP, Lagos
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  • Updated: Sep 29, 2012 19:45 IST

A Qatar Airways flight en route from Doha is to make an emergency landing in the Nigerian economic capital Lagos on Saturday after encountering problems with its tyres, an airport official said.

"They had a problem with their tyres," Harold Demuren, head of Nigeria's civil aviation authority, told AFP of the passenger plane. "We are ready for them," he said, adding that emergency personnel had been put on standby.

The airline's website showed flight QR592, which Demuren said was an Airbus A330, was due to land in Lagos at around 1:00pm local time (1200 GMT).

It was flying the regular Doha-Lagos route, but had reported the problem to Nigerian airport authorities, Demuren said.


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