All Nigeria Latest News reports that An aircraft carrying Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, narrowly avoided disaster as it crash-landed in close proximity to Ibadan Airport in Oyo State.
As of the current press time, specific details regarding the incident remain unclear. However, All Nigeria Latest News has gathered that it occurred on Friday night.
All Nigeria Latest News can not ascertain whether the minister or the individuals aboard incurred any injuries in the occurrence, which transpired subsequent to the issuance of a travel advisory by the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMET) due to adverse weather conditions.
According to a reliable source, 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 aircraft left Abuja and was bound for Ibadan.
The source said that the aircraft landed short of the threshold with about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.
The Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Dr James Odaudu, said investigation was ongoing.
“On the accident involving an aircraft operated by Flint Aero at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport Ibadan, please be informed that the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into the cause.
Our investigators are on site, and further information will be provided as soon as possible,” Odaudu said in a terse statement.
Mr. Tunji Oketunmbi, a spokesperson of NSIB had earlier said that the Bureau’s investigators were on ground in Ibadan to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the incident.