Barely a week Nigerian Airforce aircraft crashed, another plane has crashed in Nigeria.
Onyxnewsng understands that many passengers, including some prominent Nigerians, narrowly escaped death after a plane crash landed in Ilorin, Kwara State, northcentral Nigeria.
Onyxnewsng gathered from a report by The Nation, saying the runway of the Ilorin International Airport has been closed to traffic, following an incident by an aircraft in the fleet of one of the major airlines in the country.
All flights to Ilorin have also been cancelled until evacuation of the plane.
The airline began operation from Ilorin Airport on June 16.
An investigation by the paper claimed that the plane crash landed at about 9.30am on Friday morning in Ilorin from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The plane crash landed with a bang, which affected the cabin with luggage falling on passengers.
It was gathered with the impact of the crash the plane could not taxi to the tarmac.
In the last 24 hours, the runway of the airport had been closed to traffic.
But all the traumatised passengers were successfully evacuated from the runway. As at the time of filing this report at 2.08pm, efforts were being made to relocate the plane from the runway.
The process of moving the plane from the runway was slow because, according to a source, “it is a bigger aircraft and we have no equipment.
“We are in the process of removing the aircraft. We have been on it for 24 hours,” the source also said.
However, the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other agencies offered to keep the incident under wraps.
“We were directed to manage the situation,” the source added.