No aircrash in Ilorin Airport, says airport spokesman

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Photo: An Air Peace aircraft

The Ilorin International Airport has denied any accident involving an aircraft belonging to Air Peace at the airport.

Periscope International recalls that there was a wild speculation in the social media on Saturday that an aircraft belonging to Air Peace had crashed in Ilorin Airport in the Kwara State capital.

Reacting to the speculation, Mr Sam Adurogboye, the Airport’s Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in llorin.

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“The attention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been drawn to a sensational report making the rounds that an aircraft belonging to Air Peace B737-500 with Registration Mark 5N-BQR was involved in a crash in Ilorin yesterday.

”The authority wishes to state categorically that there was no air accident in Nigeria involving Air Peace or any airline.As a matter of fact, the said aircraft which departed from Abuja successfully landed in Ilorin. It only experienced tyre burst  in the course of taxing,” the statement said.

It further said that all the 66 passengers and six crew members onboard were disembarked without  issues on the same day being the 23rd of July.

The Airport Authority advised the travelling public to disregard what it described as “false and reckless presentations.”

“We want to urge our media partners to inculcate professionalism and avoid false news, which will harm our blossoming reputation.

“NCAA is committed to ensure safe and secure air transport in Nigeria and will stop at nothing to ensure our over eight  years of zero accident, no fatality in scheduled flight operations continues,” the statement added.

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