Ibadan plane accident: Another FG’s agency launches probe

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) on Saturday declared that it has commenced investigation into the incident where a private plane skidded off the runway at the Ladoke Akintola Airport, Alakia, Ibadan on Friday.

This was contained in a statement by the Director Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, (NSIB), Mrs Olawumi Oladeji, made available to journalists in Ibadan.

According to the statement, the aircraft, with 12 passengers and three crew members onboard was en-route Ibadan from Abuja and overshoot the runaway on final approach to landing at Runway 22, Ibadan Airport.

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

“The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has been notified and commenced investigation into a serious incident involving a Challenger 601-3R aircraft with Nationality and Registration Marks N580KR operated by Mattini Air which occurred at about 1055am (Local Time) on 26th January, 2024″, she said,

Hon Oladeji added, “The aircraft, with 12 passengers and three crew members onboard was en-route Ibadan from Abuja.The aircraft, on final approach to landing Runway 22, Ibadan Airport overshoot the runway.

“There was no fatality, as all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.The NSIB has deployed a Go Team to investigate the incident. 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 serious incident; that can assist us with this investigation.”

She stressed further, “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” and  that the Bureau will release the preliminary report as soon as possible.