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Private jet conveying Minister of Power crash-lands in Ibadan

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

The incident reportedly occured on Friday night.

Though, this medium could not independently verify if the minister or those on board sustained any injury in the incident.

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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