Tragedy averted as jet crashes into fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger at Lagos airport

A propeller aircraft in the line of a chartered carrier – Jedidiah Air on Friday hit a wall at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred on account of brake failure causing tangible damage to the aeroplane.

Confirming the accident, representative of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi said a team of investigators have been sent to the scene of the accident.

He said the team will present their preliminary report to determine the cause of the accident.

Eyewitnesses said “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,” the eyewitness said.

It was gathered that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident and if there was any casualty.

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