The approach lights on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have gone off .
These pilots depend solely on equipment onboard their aircraft to land, findings by The PUNCH have revealed.
An approach lighting system is a lighting system installed on the approach end of an airport runway. It consists of a series of light bars, strobe lights, or a combination of the two that extends outward from the runway end, according to Wikipedia.
It is a lighting system that assists the pilot/aircraft to come in and land safely.
Impeccable airport sources said the approach lights collapsed on Monday evening.
A pilot said the collapse of the approach light could inhibit pilots’ capability to land airplanes safely in bad weather.
According to him, the approach lights assist pilots in landing on the runway.
The relevant authorities are just issuing NOTAM on the development over 24 hours after the light collapsed. That is very dangerous. This is very annoying,” the pilot said.
A pilot and President of, the National Association of Private Aircraft Owners.
Mr. Alex Nwuba, said there was no reason to panic over the development. but stressed that there is an urgent need for the authorities to fix the lights as soon as possible.
Last year, some parts of the runway lights at the MMIA collapsed, forcing British Airways to divert its flight to the Abuja airport.