Friday 14 June 2013

Plane Crash In Lagos; A Hoax – NAMA

Aviation Nigeria

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said its attention was drawn to a purported plane crash at Igando, a suburb in Lagos State which it said was a hoax.

The managing director of the agency, Engr. Mazi Nnamdi Udoh while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday said:

"This morning, we were inundated with phone calls and inquiries  over  a crash involving  a small aircraft but there is nothing like that ,it is a hoax  because our system did not capture any missing plane"

The director made the assertion in Lagos on Thursday  while  dispelling the rumor.

Udoh explained that American registered aircraft is marked- N972TF, was written as a scrap belonging of Late Apostle Gabriel Oduyemi of Bethel Ministries and had long been parked at a NAMA facility up till Wednesday night when it was eventually removed.

The aircraft was actually released to Captain M.J.Ekehinde who will be using it for educational purposes in Badagry, Lagos. A cross section of the wings was removed to ease transportation to its new location.

"I affirm again that NAMA facilities are working at optimal level and this could have assisted in detecting any missing plane within the nation’s airspace." Udoh said

He added that while the agency appreciated the concern of the public on responding to the sighting of a plane at an unusual site, he urged the public to always contact police and local government officials with necessary information on such incidence.


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