No casualty was recorded among the over 100 passengers on board the flight, as they were quickly evacuated.
The aircraft could not move from the runway after the incident, forcing subsequent flights to be delayed and later diverted to the international runway, known as 18R.
The incident involved a Boeing 737-500 with registration number 5N-SYS, named Sani Yunusa Sarina.
Eyewitness account said the busted tyre, which was “in tatters,” forced complete closure of the domestic runway and delay of flights, as airlines waited to be rescheduled to the use of Runway 18R by the Air Traffic Controllers.
Eyewitness disclosed that fire service men of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were on ground to immediately evacuate the passengers to protect them from possible fire eruption in the aircraft.
Also all passengers and crew on board the aircraft were safely evacuated at 1908 hours, and officials of FAAN Air Rescue, AIB and NAHCO are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy.
Efforts to contact the Chairman of Azman Air, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa, were not successful as he did not respond to the calls.