An aircraft conveying the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and some of his aides, crash-landed near the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Goldennewsng learned the HS 125 aircraft, which is a private jet operated by Flint Aero, crash-landed on Friday night.
It was gathered that the aircraft departed Abuja Airport for Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at about 6:41 pm and crash-landed into the bush during an effort to land at about 7:21 pm close to the airport runway in Ibadan.
A source told Leadership that the pilot of the aircraft was cleared for landing before the incident, adding that all persons on board and crew members were, however, safely evacuated.
The source added that the aircraft was substantially damaged.
Another source told Daily Trust that the aircraft with the registration number: 5N-AMM, had an initial contact with the control tower at 18:56, seeking for extension, which was granted by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The source stated that the aircraft landed short of the threshold by about 50 metres and skidded into a bushy ditch close to the runway.
See the photo of the aircraft below.