Aircraft Conveying Minister Of Power Crash-Landed In Ibadan

On Friday night, an aircraft conveying the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and some of his aides, crashed-landed near the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Flint Aero’s private aircraft, the HS 125, made a crash landing on Friday night.
According to reports, the aircraft took off from Abuja Airport for Ibadan at around 6:41 p.m., and at around 7:21 p.m., while attempting to land near the Ibadan airport runway, it crashed into the jungle.
A source told Leadership that the pilot of the aircraft was cleared for landing before the incident, adding that all persons on board and crew members were, however, safely evacuated.
The source added that the aircraft was substantially damaged.
Another source told Daily Trust that the aircraft with the registration number: 5N-AMM, had an initial contact with the control tower at 18:56, seeking for extension, which was granted by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The source stated that the aircraft landed short of the threshold by about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.
Ada Peter
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