Second Time In 3 Months, Private Jet Overruns Ibadan Airport Runway

A private jet with about 10 persons on board, including Very Important Personalities (VIPs), has overshot the Ibadan airport runway in the Oyo State capital.

The incident happened on Friday around 11 am at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport, according to a report on CHANNELS TV.

The jet with registration number, N580KR, missed the runway and skidded into the nearby bush.

it is the second time such an accident would be recorded in the airport in the past three months. In November, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, escaped death when a plane he was on board crash-landed at the same airport. No fatalities were recorded in both incidents.

Firefighters and rescue officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were immediately deployed in the scene.

“It was a private plane from Abuja. It landed safely but overshot the runway. There was no casualty,” a spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Carol Adekotujo, told our correspondent over the phone.

When contacted, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) Tunji Oketunmbi, confirmed the incident but said a team had been dispatched to the site for a probe.

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