The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has initiated a thorough investigation into an aviation incident involving an HS 125 aircraft, bearing Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-AMM and belonging to Flint Aero.
The incident occurred at approximately 08:21 pm (Local Time) on November 3, 2023, during the final approach to landing Runway 22 at Ibadan Airport.
The aircraft, en-route from Abuja to Ibadan, was carrying 10 passengers and 3 crew members. Unfortunately, during the final descent, the aircraft crashed short of the runway. Miraculously, there were no fatalities, and all passengers and crew members were safely evacuated.
Dr. James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at NSIB, issued a press release confirming the commencement of the investigation.
The NSIB, as the designated investigating agency, has appealed to the public for assistance. They are actively seeking any video clips, relevant evidence, or information that individuals may possess, which could contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the incident.
While the Bureau is dedicated to a transparent investigation, they emphasize the importance of the public refraining from assuming the cause of the incident until the formal report is released. NSIB has assured that a preliminary report will be released as soon as possible, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the aviation incident and contributing to enhanced safety measures within the industry.