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NSIB investigates Ibadan aircraft accident

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau has commenced an investigation into the crash-landing of a chartered aircraft carrying Adebayo Adelabu, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, near Ibadan Airport in Oyo State on Friday evening.

The aircraft, a Flint Short Aero HS 125 with the registration number 5N-AMM, crashed short of the runway during its final approach to landing on Runway 22, Ibadan Airport.

There was no fatality, as all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

NSIB Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dr James Odaudu, said in a statement on Saturday that the bureau is soliciting for the public’s assistance in its investigation. 

He asked anyone with video clips, relevant evidence, or information about the accident to contact NSIB.

 “The aircraft, on final approach to landing Runway 22, Ibadan Airport crashed short of the runway.

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“There was no fatality, as all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

“As the investigating agency, NSIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation.

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“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the serious incident until formal report is released.The Bureau will release the preliminary report as soon as possible,” he said.

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