- Contrary to viral reports, there was no lane crash in Lagos state, precisely Ikeja airport, on Tuesday, May 24
- This was the rebuttal of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) which described the report as false
- FAAN explained that the plane was only being taken to its permanent destination by someone who just bought it
Lagos - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reacted to a viral report that a plane crash occurred at Ikeja Airport on Tuesday, May 25.
The agency in a tweet on Tuesday debunked the claim and stated that this is fake news that should be disregarded.
It explained that the said aircraft was being taken to its final location after it was sold to a buyer by the previous owner.
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"The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria would like to inform the general public to disregard the news making the rounds on social media about an alleged crash at Ikeja Airport.
"The aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was taking it to its final destination."
Tragedy as Arik Air flight from Lagos crash lands in Asaba
Meanwhile, an Arik Air aircraft en route to Asaba from Lagos on Wednesday, January 12, crash-landed somewhere around the Delta state capital.
The ill-fated plane was boarded by not less than 25 passengers in the evening of Wednesday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
Confirming the incident, a of Nollywood’s actresses, Uche Elendu, revealed that she was one of those who escaped death in the flight.
Elendu said the aircraft crashlanded when the gear failed just 10 minutes away from the Asaba airport.
Bad weather: Lagos-bound Dana airplane makes emergency landing
In another news, a Dana Air aircraft heading to Lagos on Wednesday, February 23, allegedly developed a fault midair and was forced to make an emergency landing in Abuja.
Although the said fault was not ascertained at the time of the incident, the pilot told passengers during the flight that the plane could not get to its destination.
After the emergency landing, the pilot said he took the decision for safety reasons.