Owerri - A major disaster was averted on Thursday when a fully-loaded plane of Air Peace had to abort landing at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, when the pilot discovered that the runway had been invaded by cows.
According to Vanguard, the pilot was forced to hover around the airport until the runway was cleared by the airport security.
The aircraft landed safely on its second approach about 20 minutes after aborting the first approach.
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The frightened passengers, who initially thought the pilot deliberately aborted landing, praised him after explaining that a major disaster had been averted as the landing runway had been taken over by cattle.