Two Persons Survive As Aircraft Crashes In Lagos

LAGOS – A trainee aircraft, Jabiru J430, on Tuesday afternoon crashed at Oba Akran, Ikeja area of Lagos.

The turbo crop aircraft with the registration number, 5N CCQ, Daily Independent gath­ered, was on its way to Ibadan as a test flight.

There were two occupants on­board as at the time of the crash, one being the pilot-in-command….CONTINUE READING

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Daily Independent gathered that the aircraft, which depart­ed the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, devel­oped fault just a few minutes after take-off and descended at 1,500ft.

It was learnt that the pilot de­cided to drop the aircraft on the way at Oba Akran, but because of the size of the aircraft, it was easy to maneuver.

But the two occupants were critically injured and were im­mediately ferried to a hospital by the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

Daily Independent also learnt that the aircraft had five hours fuel endurance in its tank as at the time of the crash.

Besides, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has been notified of the accident and has commenced immediate in­vestigation.

A statement by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, the General Manag­er, Public Affairs, NSIB, said that the light single airplane operated by Air First Hospital­ity & Tours, crashed around a little after 1500hrs local time on August 1, 2023.

The statement confirmed that the aircraft was on a test flight within Lagos with two passen­gers onboard before it crashed, adding that the souls onboard had been taken to the hospital.

The statement emphasised that the aircraft caught fire on impact, but the spread was con­tained by the rainfall at the time of impact.

The statement added: “The NSIB, hereby, solicits informa­tion from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to assist in conducting a comprehensive in­vestigation….CONTINUE READING

“The bureau can be reached through and NSIB_Nigeria on its social me­dia platforms. The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line +234-807-709-0909.”