he Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that its maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3, was involved in a mishap on Monday.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports NAF confirmed the accident in a statement released by Air Commodore Wap Maigida, Director of NAF’s Public Relations and Information.
According to the statement, the Cessna Citation CJ3 was on a routine flight when it lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin, Kwara State.
It had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
“Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground.,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that 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 added.