The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has confirmed a near accident involving an Overland flight 1186, an ATR 72 aircraft with Registration number 5N-BPG from Abuja airport to Ilorin. The Aircraft was carrying fifty nine (59) passengers and four crews and veered off the runway at low speed after a normal landing at the Ilorin Airport.
According to Frank Ndubuoke general manager public affairs of NCAA the incident which occurred yesterday (Saturday) 29th November at 4.45pm recorded no casualty. He said, the Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB) have launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
The authority however reassured Nigerians that safety of the traveling public is still paramount and cannot be compromised. Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria
By Yemisi Izuora-Lagos