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Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing in Nigeria

Published on Sep 30, 2012 8:19 AM

LAGOS (AFP) - A Qatar Airways flight from Doha safely made an emergency landing in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos on Saturday after encountering a problem with one of its tyres, the civil aviation body said.

"The plane has landed safely," said Mr Harold Demuren, the head of Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority. "We lost one of the tyres."

The aircraft landed at the cargo terminal of Murtala Mohammed International Airport and was then towed to an area where passengers were able to disembark, officials and an AFP reporter said.

Qatar Airways flight QR592 was travelling the regular Doha-Lagos route and reported the tyre problem to Nigerian airport authorities, said Mr Demuren, who identified the aircraft as an Airbus A330.

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