NAF Plane Crash Lands In Lagos Airforce Begins Investigation
Passengers on board a Nigerian Air Force jet were apprehensive yesterday as the aircraft crash-landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
A source said the aircraft crash-landed on Runway 18R at the airport on Monday.Six people were on board and there were no casualties.
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.