Private jet conveying Minister of Power, Adelabu crash-lands - oguncitynews


Saturday 4 November 2023

Private jet conveying Minister of Power, Adelabu crash-lands

An aircraft with Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, on board has crash-landed near the Ibadan Airport in Oyo State.

Daily Trust reports that the incident happened on Friday night.

The paper said it could not state if the minister or those on board sustained any injury in the incident.

According to the report, the aircraft had departed from Abuja.

The chartered aircraft, Flint Short Aero, an HS 125 with the registration number 5N-AMM, was also said to have had an initial contact with the control tower at 18:56 seeking an extension, which was granted by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

However, the aircraft landed short of the threshold by about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.

The incident happened after the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMET, issued a travel warning based on hazy weather.

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had also advised pilots and airline operators to exercise caution over hazardous weather as the dry season approaches.

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, NSIB, is yet to issue any official statement about the incident.

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