Breaking: Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo narrowly escapes death by plane crash

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has survived after narrowly escaping a plane crash when his aircraft found it difficult to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. 

According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board the flight. 

The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time.

A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport.


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Rather than landing on the first touch line of the runway, the pilot over shot it, due to rain and heavy wind, landing on the third touchline.

On realising this, the pilot quickly manouvered the plane back air, flying out of the Lagos airport.

After hovering around between Lagos and areas suspected to be in Ogun, causing panic in passengers and crew members, the plane landed in Lagos airport, some 20 minutes after the initial false landing.

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