Just In: Jet Crashes Into Fence At Lagos Airport
A propeller aircraft in the fleet of a chartered carrier – Jedidiah Air has hit a fence at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The aircraft, King Air was reparking when it rammed into the fence at the tarmac close to a facility used by Bristow Helicopters, TheNation reports.
The King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS is being operated by Mobil Oil Nigeria-Wings Aviation.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred on account of brake failure causing substantial damage to the airplane.
An eye witness said the accident occurred about 10.00 am at the tarmac near Bristow Helicopter facility.
The accident happened around 10:00am at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3. The jet had no passenger on board with the pilot suffering no injury. The brake of the jet was not functioning which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger.
Confirming the accident, spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi said a team of investigators have been dispatched to the scene of the accident.
He said the team will submit their preliminary report to ascertain the cause of the accident and that investigators have gone to the scene to commence investigations.
Officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority have also reportedly visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident.
The jet crash comes weeks after Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines aircraft collided at the cargo area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
An Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA, rammed into a parked Boeing 777 airplane with registration number TC-LJCoperated by Turkish Airlines, ripping off part of the empennage of the aircraft.