International Aviation college (AIC) Ilorin plane reportedly crash-landed at the
International Airport, Kwara State, Wednesday morning.
The airplane with registration Number 5N-BNH was said to have had two pilots on-board. Although, staff of the International Aviation College, including the rector and some of the airport workers were on ground to manage the situation, the incident caused panic within the airport and Ilorin community. It allegedly affected flight operations for over three hours.
According to reports, the incident affected Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed who was returning to Ilorin from Abuja. His flight was delayed for hours.
The Accident investigation Bureau (AIB) has reportedly opened investigation into the incident.
No casualty was reported as a result of the incident.
You may recall that a Nigerian College of Aviation aircraft also crash-landed in Kaduna in March. The accident was said to have occurred about 6.5 nautical miles from the Kaduna Civil Airport, Kaduna International Airport. An intelligence source, who sought anonymity, confirmed that all the victims were successfully evacuated.The source said:
“Immediately the aircraft crash-landed, the pilot-instructor and a student escaped from the scene.
“Some people in Ruma Village in Sabon Birni who noticed the wobbling of the aircraft before the crash rushed to the scene and evacuate the victims to safety.
“Surprisingly, immediately afterward, some armed bandits rushed to the scene rained bullets on the aircraft and set it on fire thinking that it was one of the jets in the fleet of the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) that had been bombarding their camps since the beginning of the year.”