By Ibrahim Hamisu, Kano

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, and many others escaped death after engine of a Max Air aircraft flying the Kano-Abuja route failed yesterday.

According to Daily Nigerian the fault was noticed 10 minutes after take-off from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

The Max Air plane with number VM1645, scheduled for take-off at 1.30 p.m, had about a 30minutes delay.

The aircraft took off around 2:00 pm but, after 10 minutes, began to swerve around the air until a detour for an emergency landing.

A passenger, Dr. Samaila Suleiman, accused the Max Air of negligence, recalling that he heard a sound just before the plane took off.

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