NSIB Investigates Airplane Crash in Oba Akran Area, Lagos

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NSIB Investigates Airplane Crash in Oba Akran Area, Lagos
NSIB Launches Investigation into Lagos Airplane Crash

In a bid to unravel the cause of the recent airplane crash in Lagos, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has launched a comprehensive investigation into the accident involving a Jabiru J430 light single airplane with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-CCQ, operated by Air First Hospitality and Tours.

The incident, which occurred at approximately 3 pm on Tuesday, was a test flight that took place within the airspace of Lagos. The aircraft had two passengers on board at the time of the crash, but fortunately, there were no fatalities recorded.

Eyewitnesses reported that the airplane caught fire upon impact. However, the rapid response of emergency services and the fortuitous occurrence of rainfall at the time of the crash contributed to containing the spread of the fire and preventing further damage.

In a statement released by the NSIB, Tunji Oketunbi, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, confirmed that both occupants of the aircraft have been promptly rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Their conditions are currently being closely monitored by medical professionals.

As part of the investigation process, the NSIB is actively seeking assistance from the general public to aid in conducting a thorough and meticulous inquiry. The bureau has encouraged individuals to come forward with any relevant information or evidence they might possess, such as pictures, videos, or recordings, that could provide valuable insights into the events leading up to the crash.

The NSIB aims to leave no stone unturned in determining the factors that contributed to this unfortunate incident. Their dedicated team of experts will meticulously analyze the available data, inspect the wreckage, and interview witnesses to establish a clear understanding of the sequence of events and identify any safety-related issues that might have been involved.

Air First Hospitality and Tours, the operator of the Jabiru J430, has pledged its full cooperation with the investigation, expressing their commitment to ensuring the highest standards of safety and aviation practices.

As the investigation unfolds, the NSIB assures the public that its findings will be communicated transparently and promptly to prevent similar incidents in the future. The bureau also emphasized the importance of continuous cooperation and support from all stakeholders to maintain the highest level of safety standards in the Nigerian aviation industry.

The NSIB further extends its condolences to those affected by the crash and remains dedicated to promoting a safe and secure aviation environment in Nigeria.

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