Tragedy averted as NAF patrol aircraft belly lands in Lagos

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Tragedy was averted on Monday as a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight,  lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

NAF spokesperson WAP MAIGIDA who disclosed this in a statement, added that there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground. 

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has directed the immediate constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the cause(s) of the accident. 

“The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians,” the statement said.

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