There was a pandemonium on Friday, August 21, at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos state as an aircraft belonging to Jedidiah Air crashed into a fence.
Naijtech gathered that the incident occurred while the Aircraft, the King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS, was reparking at the tarmac close to a facility used by Bristow Helicopters.
An eyewitness explained that the accident happened due to brake failure. According to him, “The accident happened at the tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3.
“The brake of the jet was not functioning at the time which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger.”
He, however, disclosed that there was no passenger on board and the pilot sustained no injury.
Speaking further about the crash, a spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi confirmed the occurrence.
Oketumbi said that a team of investigators has been dispatched to the scene of the accident to begin investigation.
Earlier, Naijtech reported that Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration and e-hailing platforms, Uber and Bolt reached an agreement as the government reversed the 10 per cent service charge planned to impose on every trip made the transport companies.
The Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, made this known on Friday, August 14.