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NSIB Launches investigation into Lagos Aircraft crash

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) says it has commenced a probe into Tuesday’s crash involving a light single airplane in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

NSIB, while confirming the incident, in a statement, said the aircraft, Jabiru J430, with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-CCQ, operated by Air First Hospitality & Tours, “was on a test flight” when the incident happened.

The accident which occurred around 3pm on Tuesday within Lagos with two passengers onboard, before it crashed around Oba Akran area of Lagos State had no fatalities.

Reacting to the incident, Ibrahim Farinloye, the Lagos state spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, verified that two people on board were recovered alive.

The Bureau in a statement signed by Tunji Oketunbi on behalf of the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection said the two souls on board have been taken to the hospital.

The Bureau, however, solicited information from the general public in the form of pictures, video or recording evidence to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

On the same evening, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited the crash site in Ikeja and commended the first responders and locals who assisted in the rescue attempt.

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