The Federal Government has commenced investigation into the private jet accident that occurred at the Ibadan Airport on Friday night.
Officials of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau confirmed on Saturday morning that the aircraft crash-landed at the airport last night, but stressed that there was no casualty.
They stated that investigators from the bureau had been sent to the scene of the accident, and promised to provide further details as they unfold.
“Yes. Investigators are on ground at Ibadan. Further details shall be given as they unfold,” the spokesperson, NSIB, Tunji Oketumbi, told our correspondent.
It was earlier reported that a private jet reportedly skidded off the runway at the Ibadan Airport, Alakia, Oyo State on Friday night.
The General Manager of the State Fire Service, Yemi Akinyinka, had confirmed the incident to Punchng on the phone.
Akinyinka said, “Yes, it is true. Our men are on their way but I don’t have details now. You will be updated.”
It was gathered that the aircraft was operated by FLINT AERO, as it departed Abuja to Ibadan and crashed short of the runway in Ibadan.
The HS25B aircraft with call sign 5NAMM reportedly had 10 passengers and three crew onboard,and was airborne Abuja at 18.41hrs, but crashed into the bush short of the runway at about 19.21hrs.
Although there was no fatality, sources said the aircraft sustained substantial damage, as all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.