BREAKING: AIB probes jet accident at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau has commenced an investigation into an accident that occurred at the General Aviation Terminal of the Lagos Airport on Friday.

It was gathered that brake failure caused a private charter airline, King Air Jet, to ram into a fence while the pilot was reparking it.

The accident was said to have occurred around 10 am at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopters. However, no one was aboard the jet and the pilot suffered no injury.

It was gathered that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS is being operated by Mobil Oil Nigeria-Wings Aviation.

However, a spokesman for the Accident Investigation Bureau, Tunji Oketumbi, confirmed the accident to reporters.

Oketumbi said the bureau had sent its investigators to access the level of damage as of press time.

“We have been notified of an accident that occurred at the local airport and our investigators have gone there to commence investigations,” he added.

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