Saturday November 4, 2023
Tragedy was averted on Friday night, November 3, when an aircraft which had Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, on board crash-landed near Ibadan Airport in Oyo State.
According to DAILY TRUST, information earlier filtered in that the aircraft crashed, but it was later discovered that it crash-landed.
Although the newspaper claimed it could not state if the minister or those on board sustained any injury, the incident was said to have happened after the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMET) issued a travel warning based on hazy weather.
The aircraft departed Abuja with Ibadan as its destination, but landed short of the threshold with about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.
Although the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has been informed of the serious incident, the authority is yet to issue a statement.
A spokesperson with NSIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunmbi, told Daily Trust that the Bureau’s investigators were on ground in Ibadan to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the incident.