When A NAF Jet Crashes In Lagos, The Air Force Starts An Inquiry.
A Nigerian Air Force jet’s passengers were uneasy yesterday when it crash-landed at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
According to a source, the aircraft made a fatal crash landing on Runway 18R on Monday.
There were six persons on board, and nobody was hurt.
Air Commodore WAP Maigida, the Air Force’s spokesman, responded as follows: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3, on a routine flight today, February 6, 2023, lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to perform a controlled belly landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Fortunately, neither crew members nor those on the ground suffered any deaths or serious injuries.
“Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of the Air Staff, has ordered the urgent creation of a Board of Inquiry to ascertain the accident’s reasons.
“As it works everyday to maintain the security of Nigeria and Nigerians, the NAF continues to seek the public’s understanding and support.”
Military actions involving deadly aircraft accidents have prompted questions about the safety of the airspace in general.