July 25, (THEWILL) – Apex aviation regulatory agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that Air Peace was never involved in any accident as erroneously reported in some quarters.
To clarify the issue, the agency, officially issued a statement at the weekend.
In the statement made available to THEWILL, signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, stated that, “The attention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been drawn to a sensational report making the rounds that an aircraft with belonging to Air Peace B737-500 with Registration Mark 5N-BQR was involved in a crash in Ilorin yesterday (Friday).
“The Authority wishes to state categorically that there is no air accident in Nigeria involving Air Peace or any airlines” .
“As a matter of fact,the said aircraft which departed from Abuja successfully landed in Ilorin. It only experienced tyre burst in the course of taxing” .
NCAA made it clear that all the 66 passengers and six crew members on board were disembarked without any issues whatsoever on the same day being the 23rd of July, 2021.
The agency, therefore, enjoined the travelling public to disregard such false and reckless presentation.
“We want to urge our media partners to inculcate professionalism and avoid false news which will harm our blossoming reputation. NCAA is committed to ensure safe and secure air transport in Nigeria and will stop at nothing towards ensuring our over 8 years of zero accident, no fatality in scheduled flight operations continues”, NCAA added.