Air Peace passenger plane’s tryre bursts in Ilorin

Air Peace plane
Air Peace plane

An Air Peace aeroplane flying Sixty-six passengers and six crew suffered a tyre burst at the runway of the Ilorin International Airport on Friday morning.

The PUNCH reports that the passengers were "disembarked safely" in the incident that happened on Friday at 10:30am while the B737-500 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQR was taxiing to the parking bay at the airport.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson for Air Peace, Stanley Olise, said that there were no casualties and no passenger was injured.

He said, "as we speak, the tyre has been fixed and the aircraft has been moved from the runway."

"Our officials reported the incident to the authorities as statutorily required," he added.

Speaking further, he debunked reports that the plane crashlanded.

"Our aircraft neither crashed nor crash-landed in Ilorin or in any place for that matter," the statement partly read, adding that "Air Peace is committed to providing peaceful connectivity across cities and relentlessly observes the highest standards of safety in its operations."

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