Panic as Plane With VIPs Onboard Crashlands in Ibadan, Photos Emerge

Panic as Plane With VIPs Onboard Crashlands in Ibadan, Photos Emerge

  • A private jet has crash-landed at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Friday, January 26
  • reports that the jet, which earlier left Abuja, crash-landed around 11 am with about 10 persons onboard
  • The jet, Bombardier Challenger 601-3R, with registration number N580KR, missed the runway at the airport journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering public journalism

Ibadan, Oyo state - A private jet having about 10 persons onboard including Very Important Personalities (VIPs) has overshot the Ibadan airport runway in the Oyo state capital.

As reported by Channels Television, the incident happened on Friday afternoon, January 26.

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A jet overshot the runway at the Ibadan Airport in Oyo state, on Friday, January 26. Photo credit: Seyi Makinde
Source: Facebook

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Pelumi Olajengbesi, an Abuja-based lawyer, commented on the incident, and said a Kwara politician "escaped death".

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Olajengbesi wrote on his verified Facebook page:

"This afternoon, a divine intervention spared my big brother, Ambassador Abdulfatai Yahaya Seriki, and other distinguished Nigerians from a potential tragedy. Their private jet, en route from Abuja to Ibadan, faced a harrowing mishap upon landing at Ibadan Airport in Oyo State.
"The paramount concern for the safety of air travel now brings to light the precarious condition of Ibadan Airport's runway. Urgent action is not just necessary; it is an immediate imperative to avert future catastrophes. Beyond a mere plea for the convenience of airport users, it is a heartfelt demand to protect lives.
"We cannot afford to gamble with the potential repercussions of a delayed response. I earnestly implore the relevant authorities to swiftly close Ibadan Airport temporarily and embark on the essential repairs needed for the runway. Let us prioritize the safety of our citizens and elevate our air travel infrastructure to the highest standards.

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"Today's gratitude extends beyond words for the safety of my dear Egbon miraculously emerged unscathed. This incident should serve as a poignant reminder that proactive measures must be taken now to shield our future from potential disasters.
"May this plea resonate with the urgency it deserves, urging us all to stand together in securing lives through immediate action."

See pictures of the jet below as shared by Olajengbesi:

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Oyin state news/Ibadan

Watch the video of the aftermath of the incident here.

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In a piece of related news, reported that a potential disaster was averted when an aircraft carrying Adebayo Adelabu, the minister of power, crash-landed near Ibadan Airport in Oyo state.

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The aircraft skidded off its track, causing the incident.


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