Power Outage Disrupts Flights At Lagos Airport

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    A power outage Saturday hit the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, disrupting flight operations, while hundreds of passengers were stranded.

    It was learnt that the outage, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, prevented airlines from processing their passengers, thereby leaving the terminal crowded.

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    Daily Trust correspondent gathered that the outage was a result of heavy rainfall in the late hours of Friday, up to the early hours of yesterday.

    The development affected several flights because it occurred at a time when most international flights were to land and depart.

    The airport manager, Victoria Shin-Aba, said one of their feeders developed a fault about 11pm Friday night as a result of the rain, which tripped off the main supply.

    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in a statement, confirmed the development and apologised to passengers and other airport users who witnessed the “temporary” outage at the airport.

    The spokesperson of the FAAN, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, in a statement, blamed the outage on rainstorm. (Daily Trust)