Airforce Plane Crash Land At Lagos Airport
A Maritime patrol plane of Nigerian Airforce has made an emergency landing at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
The Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft was on a routine flying to Ilorin when it suddenly lost its tyres.
The plane was forced to land on its underside without its landing gear.
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According to Maigida, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Oladapo Omao has set up a panel to investigate the incident.
Reacting, Spokesman of the Airforce, Air Commodore WAP Maigida, said: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight today, February 6, 2023 lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has directed the immediate constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the causes of the accident.
“The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”
Deadly plane crashes in military operations had raised concerns over safety of the airspace in general.