The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau says it has commenced an investigation on the accident involving a Jabiru J430 light plane that crashed in the Ikeja area of Lagos state on Tuesday.
The light plane with registration number 5N-CCQ.crashed and burst into flames while on a test flight after 1500 (1400hrs GMT).
NSIB COMMENCES INVESTIGATION INTO AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A JABIRU J430 AIRCRAFT IN LAGOS
The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has been notified and commenced investigation into an accident involving a Jabiru J430, a light single airplane with Nationality pic.twitter.com/1bbxRgJTVs
— Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (@nsib_nigeria) August 1, 2023
The bureau said that the aircraft was operated by Air First Hospitality & Tours and had two passengers on board before it crashed around Oba Akran, a busy area of Lagos. There were no fatalities.
Speaking on the incident, Lagos state spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed that two persons on board were rescued alive.
Today, at the location of the crash, I expressed my appreciation for their commendable efforts to the first responders and residents who actively participated in the rescue operation.
The incident involved a single-engine fixed-wing Jabiru aircraft with registration number 5NCCQ… pic.twitter.com/fPsccaKdIi
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) August 1, 2023
On Tuesday evening, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State visited the crash site in Ikeja and praised the first responders and residents who participated in the rescue mission.