KANO, Nigeria (AP) — An airline manager says a Boeing-747 jetliner carrying 400 pilgrims hit a sharp object as it was landing in Nigeria's northern Sokoto city and blew out two tires.
Aminu Salahu of Kabo Air said no one was injured in the accident that affected two of the Jumbo Jet's 18 tires.
He said the chartered plane was flying from Kano city to Saudi Arabia and had stopped to pick up more pilgrims in Sokoto.
The accident comes three days after a plane chartered from Associated Airline crashed and burst into flames minutes after taking off from the country's main airport in southern Lagos. At least 13 people died in that crash of a Brazilian-made Embraer-120 turboprop.
Nigerian airlines and airports have a notoriously poor record.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.