NCAA refutes reports of Air Peace aircraft accident

The Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has categorically denied any reported air accident  involving Air Peace or any other airlines, Mr Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Relations, NCAA, said in a statement in Lagos, on Saturday.

Adurogboye said the attention of the authority had been drawn to a sensational report was trending an aircraft belonging to Air Peace B737-500, with registration mark 5N-BQR, was involved in an in Ilorin, on July 23.

“As a matter of fact, the said aircraft, which departed from Abuja successfully, landed in Ilorin. It only experienced a tyre burst in the course of taxiing.

“Meanwhile, all the 66 passengers and six crew members onboard were disembarked without any whatsoever on the same day.

“The Authority wishes to enjoin the travelling to disregard such false and reckless presentations,” he said.

Adurogboye urged the media to partner, inculcate professionalism and avoid publishing false news was of injuring blossoming reputations.

He said the NCAA was committed to ensuring safe and secure air transport in Nigeria and would at nothing to ensure its record of over eight years of zero accident and fatality, in flight operations, continued. (NAN)