The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau have initiated a thorough investigation into the incident of an averted crash of an aircraft conveying the Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, and some of his aides while adding that two of the aircraft’s engines might have been tampered with.
The Director General, NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a press statement on Sunday.
According to Nuhu, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, expressed deep concern upon receiving reports of an aborted take-off incident involving a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited.
The incident took place at the Lagos airport earlier today, as the aircraft was scheduled to transport Adeleke and his team to Abuja.
It was reported that the spokesperson for the Osun State governor, Olawale Rasheed, confirmed that a crash of an aircraft conveying the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, and some of his aides, was narrowly averted while adding that two of the aircraft’s engines might have been tampered with.
The statement partly reads,” The Aviation Minister, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, received with concern reports of an aborted take-off of a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited at the Lagos airport on September 4, 2023. The aircraft was carrying Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his team on a scheduled flight to Abuja.
“Once alerted, the Honourable Minister contacted the Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and was briefed accordingly. A mandatory report was submitted on 6th September 2023 in accordance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARS).”