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NSIB probes Ibadan aircraft incident involving power minister, others

  A tragedy was averted on Friday evening when an aircraft flying a serving minister crash-landed near Ibadan Airport in Oyo State. The minister involved was…

 

A tragedy was averted on Friday evening when an aircraft flying a serving minister crash-landed near Ibadan Airport in Oyo State.

The minister involved was Adebayo Adelabu in charge of Power Ministry.

It was further learnt that the chartered aircraft Flint Short Aero, an HS 125 with the registration number: 5N-AMM, had an initial contact with the control tower at 18:56 seeking for extension, which was granted by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The source told our correspondent that the aircraft landed short of the threshold with about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) said it has been notified and has commenced investigation into the incident which occurred at about 08:21pm (Local Time) on 3rd November, 2023.

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The aircraft, with 10 passengers and 3 crew members onboard was en-route Ibadan from Abuja.

Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, NSIB, Dr James Odaudu, said “The aircraft, on final approach to landing Runway 22, Ibadan Airport crashed short of the runway.

“There was no fatality, as all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

“As the investigating agency, NSIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation.

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the serious incident until formal report is released.

The Bureau will release the preliminary report as soon as possible.”

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