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NSIB probes Xejet aircraft incident

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has begun an investigation into the circumstances leading to the skidding off of an Embraer 145 aircraft.

AFRIPOST had earlier reported that the aircraft, belonging to Xejet Airlines, skidded off the runway and plunged into a grassy verge at the Lagos Airport on Saturday.

The aircraft with 52 passengers and the crew members on board departed Abuja Airport before the incident at the runway of Lagos Airport.

However, a few hours after the incident, the NSIB disclosed that it has deployed its team of investigators to the scene of the incident.

In an electronic statement, the accident probe body said :” NSIB confirms that an aircraft belonging to XeJet Airline skidded off the runway at the domestic wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport this morning.

“A go team has been deployed to the site of the incident.”

 

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