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NSIB Commences Investigation Into Flint Aero Jet Crash In Ibadan

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) said, it has commenced an investigation into an accident involving an HS 125 aircraft belonging to Flint Aero, on Friday night at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport Ibadan, Oyo State.

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The Bureau disclosed this in a statement on Saturday by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dr. James Odaudu in Abuja.

TheFact Daily gathered that a private jet operated by Flint Aero, conveying the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and other top government officials, had crash-landed on the airport runway due to poor visibility.

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The incident occurred at about 08:21 p.m. no fatalities were recorded.

However, the NSIB said the investigation has commenced and will release the preliminary report as soon as possible.

“The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB)has been notified and commenced investigation into an accident involving an HS 125 aircraft with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-AMM belonging to Flint Aero, which occurred at about 08:21 pm (Local Time) on 3rd November 2023.

“The aircraft, with 10 passengers and 3 crew members onboard was en-route Ibadan from Abuja.

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

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

“As the investigating agency, NSIB needs and hereby solicits 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.

“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 a formal report is released.

“The Bureau will release the preliminary report as soon as possible,” the statement stated.

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