Another aviation college aircraft crash-lands
A training aircraft belonging to the International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, Kwara State, reportedly crash-landed at the airport runway on Wednesday.
This came exactly two months after a similar incident occurred in Kaduna State.
The Diamond plane No.5N BNH with two pilots onboard reportedly crashed landed about 11:05am without any casualty.
According to sources within the airport, the staff of the IAC, including the rector and some of the airport workers, quickly evacuated the aircraft from the runway to re-open the airspace for flight operations.
The sources added that the aircraft might have experienced gear problem, adding that the back tyres refused to pull out when the pilot was trying to land on the runway.
When contacted, the Airspace Manager of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) at the airport, Balogun Abiodun, said that, as a civil servant, he was not authorised to talk on the incident.
Also, rector of the college, Benedict Adeyileke, declined comment.
It was also gathered that the aircraft was towed off before the airspace was re-opened around 4pm for flight operations.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, who was said to be returning from his Abuja trip, was delayed as a result of the incident for about three hours before arriving at the airport.
The governor, who had his convoy stationed at the airport around 2.22pm waiting for his arrival from Abuja, had to wait until the airspace was re-opened and the governor’s chartered aircraft landed at the airport about 5.35pm
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