Investigation has commenced into the averted plane accident which involved Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB).
A statement from Governor Adeleke’s spokesman Olawale Rasheed revealed that the engine of the aircraft carrying the governor and some of the Osun leader’s aides was tampered with.
He said: “Contrary to the claim by the hanger owner that birds’ nests caused the incident, birds’ nests are made with straws not bidding wires as in this case.”
While talking about the investigation, the NCAA Director General Capt Musa Nuhu expressed concern over the incident and assured that a probe into the matter is underway.
The statement said though the operator of the aircraft “submitted the report through the new web-based National Aviation Safety Reporting System, SMS Pro, deployed by NCAA in collaboration with Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) in compliance with the provisions of ICAO mandated State Safety Programme and the Civil Aviation Act 2022, a full-blown investigation of the incident has since commenced”.
The statement added: “While expressing relief that the incident ended without any harm, the Honourable Minister assured that the outcome of NCAA’s investigation and recommendations will be implemented in line with Nig. CARS and global best practices.
“NCAA assures the travelling public that it will double its efforts in collaboration with NSIB to maintain and improve upon the high safety aviation standards set in the country over the past decade.”
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