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JUST IN: Hundreds of pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia survive emergency landing of aircraft in Kano

A Max Air plane with Hajj pilgrims from Jigawa State on Wednesday evening had an emergency landing at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA.

SOLACEBASE gathered that the Boeing 747 aircraft that departed the Dutse airport in Jigawa State had to discontinue the journey to Saudi Arabia when it was strike by lightening that affected the noose of the airplane.

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Some of the intending Hajj pilgrims in the aircraft told SOLACEBASE that they were scared of the development as many of them were already thinking otherwise of the situation.

The aircraft with registration number, Max B747-HMM with 554 passengers onboard inclusive of 21 crew is currently at MAKIA.

When contacted one of the Managers of Max Airline in Kano, Bello Ramadan, confirmed the development to SOLACEBASE, adding that the passengers and crew were about been transferred to another aircraft that is almost set to continue the journey.

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