Thursday, 29 February, 2024

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Air Peace Aircraft Crash Lands At Airport


One month after Air Peace announced the commencement of Ilorin flight from Lagos and Abuja, an Ilorin bound aircraft belonging to the airline crash landed with scores of passenger and crew members on board.

The aircraft crash landed around 9.30am on Friday morning upon landing in Ilorin from Abuja.

However, following the incident, the runway of the Ilorin International Airport has been closed to traffic.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP, the Spokespersons, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB),  Tunji Oketunbi and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria (NCAA), Sam Adurogboye, said they are not aware of the incident.

Recall that the Air Peace had on June 17 announced the commencement of Ilorin flight from Lagos and Abuja.

But, it was gathered that many passengers, including some highly-placed Nigerians narrowly escaped death when the aircraft crash landed with all flights to Ilorin canceled until the evacuation of the plane.

According to sources on the aircraft, the plane had tyre burst and a bang which affected the cabin with luggage falling off the passengers.

Credit: Leadership

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