Keyamo Orders Investigation Into Adeleke’s Aborted Jet Crash

Posted on September 17, 2023

The Aviation Minister, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, has received with concern reports of an aborted take-off of a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited at the Lagos airport on 4 September.

In a statement on Sunday and signed by Captain Musa Nuhu, Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, the minister has ordered a full blown investigation into the aborted crash of the aircraft carrying Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his team on a scheduled flight to Abuja.

According to the statement, once alerted of the incident, the Honourable Minister contacted the Director General of NCAA and was briefed accordingly.

“A mandatory report was submitted on 6th September 2023 in accordance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS).

“The operator submitted the report through the new web based National Aviation Safety Reporting System, SMS Pro, deployed by NCAA in collaboration with Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) in compliance with the provisions of ICAO mandated State Safety Programme and the Civil Aviation Act 2022.

“An full blown investigation of the incident has since commenced.”

While expressing relief that the incident ended without any harm, the Minister assured that the outcome of NCAA’s investigation and recommendations will implemented in line with Nig.CARS and global best practices.

NCAA assures the traveling public that it will double its efforts in collaboration with NSIB to maintain and improve upon the high safety aviation standards set in the country over the past decade.

The Minister has on several occasions stated that safety of the aviation industry is the number one objective of his administration.

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