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Nigeria’s Power Minister Involved in Plane Crash

Nigeria’s Minister for Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has been involved in a plane crash, according to Energy News Africa. There was no loss of life.

It is not clear where the Minister was travelling to, but the report said the Minister was onboard a private plane that crash-landed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday evening.

The report added that the Minister, three cabin crew and seven passengers onboard were rescued from the damaged aircraft.

“At about 0825hrs of 03/11/2023, an aircraft with registration number 5N-AMM that conveyed the incumbent Minister for Power, Abdul Waheed Adebayo Adelabu, and his entourage crash-landed along runway 22 and skidded off the runway into a nearby bush.

“The control tower reported on the radio that he lost communication with the just-landed aircraft and immediately called on the ARFFS, the AVSE, and other needed airport officials reported almost immediately to the scene.

“The three-cabin crew and the seven passengers were all rescued from the damaged aircraft. All efforts to get details from the pilot proved abortive. Also at the scene were the NAF airport commandant and his team,” Sahara reporters quoted in a report.

“As of the time of filling this report, the aircraft is still in the bush at runway 22 while the security personnel of both AVSEC, ARFFS, Airport Safety team and NAF team were on standby for cover,” the report said.

“The runway lighting system was on as of the time of the arrival. There was no life lost. We could not ascertain the cause of the incident at the point of filing this report. The aircraft skidded off the runway. In conclusion, we are awaiting further investigation,” an official said as quoted.

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