A light single engine aircraft, turbo 5N-CCQ, fell on a major road and erupted into flames in the Oba Akran Ikeja region of Lagos State.
The incident happened around 1:41pm local time, near the AP Filling Station and the United Bank For Africa in Oba Akran.
The ill-fated J4 30 aircraft type with piston engine carried only the pilot and a passenger.
Motorists and commuters fled for safety as a result of the incident, which caused traffic jam at the area and on adjoining roads.
According to an air control tower source, the Air First Hospital and Tour aircraft fell from 1500 feet after leaving Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA.
According to the source, the plane was on its way in for an emergency landing when it collided with a light post.
It was also discovered that the aircraft had a fuel endurance of five hours.
When Correspondence approached the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, about who was to blame for the event, they replied that they were not aware of the circumstances and that we should contact the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, NSIB.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, responded quickly, saying, “We have activated our disaster response plan to the above incident, which occurred around 1600hrs.”
“A helicopter carrying four people, including the pilot, crashed landed on the road in front of the United Bank of Africa branch.”
“All four casualties were recovered alive from the aircraft.” They have been sent to the hospital for additional treatment.
To prevent a secondary incident, the area has been roped off and covered. “All Emergency Responders have arrived.”
Meanwhile, Air Peace’s management has revealed that the aircraft does not belong to them.
“Our attention has been drawn to a tweet misinforming the public that the helicopter that crashed around Oba Akran, Ikeja, today, was an Air Peace aircraft,” said airline spokesperson Stanley Oliseh.
“This is completely false and misleading because we do not have helicopters and none of our planes were involved in any crash.” Air Peace’s fleet consists of Boeing 777s, Embraer 195-E2s, ERJ-145s, Dornier 328s, Airbus 320s, and Boeing 737s; there are no helicopters in our inventory.
“It is critical that people get their facts straight before writing. The general audience is asked to avoid the tweet, which blatantly misrepresents the Air Peace brand.”