BREAKING: Plane crashes at Lagos Airport

A propeller aircraft in the fleet of a chartered carrier – Jedidiah Air on Friday hit a fence at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The aircraft: King Air, according to report was reparking when it rammed into the fence at the tarmac close to a facility used by Bristow Helicopters.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred on account of brake failure causing substantial damage to the airplane.

Confirming the accident, spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi said a team of investigators have been dispatched to the scene of the accident.

He said the team will submit their preliminary report to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Eyewitnesses said “The accident happened around 10:00am at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3. The jet had no passenger on board with the pilot suffering no injury.

“The brake of the jet was not functioning which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger,” the eyewitness said.

It was gathered that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident and if there was any casualty.

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