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UPDATED: Two survive aircraft crash in Lagos, NSIB begins investigation

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A piston engine aircraft on test flight from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA has crashed in Lagos.

The crash occurred at Oba Akran Road near the UBA bank.

The aircraft owed by Air First Hospital and tour had two occupants onboard.

According to the Lagos Government agencies in charge of emergencies, traffic and fire service say, the two persons onboard sustained serious injuries and have been taken to the hospital. 

Dr. OlufemiOke-Osanyintolu of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA says, “They have been transferred to the hospital for further care”. 

“The area has been cordoned off and is being blanketed to prevent a secondary incident”. 

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) in a statement says, it has been notified and has  commenced investigation into an accident involving a Jabiru J430, a light single airplane with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-CCQ operated by Air First Hospitality & Tours, which occurred around a little after 1500hrs local time on August 1, 2023.

The statement signed by the Bureau’s spokesman, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi says, “the aircraft was on a test flight within Lagos with two passengers onboard, before it crashed around Oba Akran area of Lagos State with no fatalities”.

“The aircraft caught fire on impact but the spread was contained by the rainfall at the time of impact”.

He said, “the two souls on board were taken to the hospital”.

The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation. 

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