A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight on Monday, 6 February 2023 lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin.
Consequently, the aircraft had to carry out a controlled belly landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Confirming the incident, the Director, of NAF Public Relations, Air Commodore Wapkerem Maigida said, “Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground.
“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.”