BREAKING: Plane Carrying VIPs Crashes in Kwara

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“We are within the process of removing the aircraft. we've been thereon for twenty-four hours"

 Many passengers, including some VIPs, narrowly escaped death after an aircraft belonging to at least one of the main airlines crashed upon landing in Ilorin, Kwara State.

According to the state , the plane which left Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, had a tyre burst and a bang which affected the cabin with luggage falling on passengers.

It was gathered that with the impact of the crash, the plane couldn't taxi to the tarmac.

The incident occurred on Friday at about 9.30am, forcing authorities of the airport to shut the runway of the airport and cancel all flights.

No official statements has been released from the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) and other aviation regulatory agencies.

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.

It was learnt that the method of moving the plane from the runway was slow because, according to a source, “it may be a bigger aircraft and that we haven't any equipment.

“We are within the process of removing the aircraft. we've been thereon for twenty-four hours,” the source added.

But the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other agencies offered to stay the incident covert .

“We were directed to manage the situation,” the source said.


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