Breaking News! Air Force Plane Crash Lands in Benin Airport

Published 7 years ago by: AYORINDE MAYOWA
at 09:27 AM, 6/07/2012 (7 years ago)

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The Accident Investigation Bureau on Thursday confirmed the belly landing of a small aircraft at the Benin Airport, the Edo State capital.

In a short message service, the Spokesperson of AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, said, “A Diamond DA 2 MPP aircraft marked with 5N-BKS, belonging to PICOMMS today around 11 am was involved in a serious incident of belly-landing at Benin Airport. No casualty was recorded.”

Oketunbi added that the aircraft belongs to the Federal Government.

According to a maritime source, PICOMMS means presidential committee on maritime.

An industry source also confirmed that the pilot and a colleague in training were the only occupants of the aircraft, which was forced to belly land following the failure of the nose wheel or landing gear to retract.

After the incident, personnel on ground reportedly cleared the aircraft from the runway, so as not to disrupt operation at the airport.

The aircraft has been towed to the hangar belonging to Okada Air, near the Nigeria Air Force facility at the Benin Airport.

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Idbabe at 04:19 PM, 6/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Thank God there was no casualties.  The pains cld hv been too much to bear in a short while
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Solidstonez at 10:36 PM, 30/07/2012 (6 years ago)
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ALL PRAISES TO GOD THERE WAS NO DEATH

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mallorca at 11:03 PM, 30/07/2012 (6 years ago)
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May God forgive Nigeria and Nigerians

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BendelArmedRobb at 07:11 AM, 31/07/2012 (6 years ago)
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Naija una too much!!!coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this.
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chicco77 at 09:06 PM, 1/08/2012 (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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fdonsky at 12:09 PM, 18/10/2012 (6 years ago)
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THANK GOD THERE WAS NO DEATH
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