Nigerian Air Force aircraft makes emergency landing in Lagos

After losing its tyres

What would have become a tragedy has been averted after an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammad international airport in Lagos.


According to a statement, spokesperson to NAF, Wapkerem Maigida, said the aircraft was said to have lost its tyres and did a “controlled belly land” at the Lagos airport.


The Nigerian Air Force, said no life was lost in the incident.


A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight today, 6 February 2023 lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,” the NAF statement reads.



Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground.‬


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has directed the immediate constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the cause(s) of the accident.


The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.‬”

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