Lights approaching the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have reportedly collapsed.
The lighting system installed at the end of the runway and comprising a series of light bars, strobe lights, or a combination of both stretches from the outside of the runway, reportedly crashed Monday evening, May 30, forcing pilots. relying solely on their vessels to stop flights.
It was also discovered that the relevant aviation authorities had not issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) regarding the development until later on Tuesday May 31, and it is unclear when the matter will be resolved.
Punch reported that one of the pilots who welcomed the incident, said;
“It is unfortunate that the relevant authorities have recently issued NOTAM regarding the development within 24 hours after the fall of the light. That is very dangerous. This is very annoying. ”
The pilot who works with one of the domestic airlines also adds that the collapse of a traffic light could prevent pilots from landing safely in bad weather.
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The pilot and President of the National Association of Private Aircraft Owners, Alex Nwuba, said there was no reason to be alarmed by the development but stressed that there was an urgent need for the authorities to fix the lights immediately.