The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has reacted to the incident involving the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and some of his aides, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The NSIB, which is under the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, is charged with the responsibility to investigate any civil aircraft accident and serious incident arising out of or in the course of air navigation and occurring either in or over Nigeria.
Naija News earlier reported that an aircraft conveying the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and some of his aides, crash-landed near the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The HS 125 aircraft, which is a private jet operated by Flint Aero, was reported to have crash-landed on Friday night.
It was gathered that the aircraft departed Abuja Airport for Ibadan at about 6:41 pm and crash-landed into the bush during an effort to land at about 7:21 pm close to the airport runway in Ibadan.
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.
Reacting to the incident in an interview with Daily Trust, the spokesman of the NSIB, Tunji Oketunmbi, said the agency had been informed of the development.
Oketumbi asserted that the Bureau’s investigators were on the ground in Ibadan to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the incident.
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