Plane fails brake, rams into fence at Lagos airport

An plane belonging to Jedidiah Air on Friday crashed right into a fence at Common Aviation Terminal (GAT), native wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The incident occurred whereas the King Air 200 jet with registration quantity 5N-HIS, was reparking on the tarmac near a facility utilized by Bristow Helicopters.

An eyewitness talking to The Nation stated the accident occurred on account of brake failure.

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“The accident occurred on the tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3.

Nonetheless, there was no passenger on board and the pilot sustained no harm.

“The brake of the jet was not functioning on the time which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger,” the eyewitness informed The Nation.

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Spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi confirmed the incident.

He disclosed {that a} crew of investigators has been dispatched to the scene of the accident to start investigation.

“They may submit their preliminary report to establish the reason for the accident.

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