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The attention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been drawn to a sensational report making the rounds that an aircraft belonging to Air Peace B737-500 with Registration Mark 5N-BQR was involved in a crash in Ilorin yesterday.

The Authority wishes to state categorically that there is no air accident in Nigeria involving Air Peace or any airline.

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.

Meanwhile, all the 66 passengers and 6 crew members onboard were disembarked without any issues whatsoever on the same day being the 23rd of July, 2021.

The Authority wishes to enjoin 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 eight (8) years of zero accident, no fatality in scheduled flight operations continues.


Sam Adurogboye

GM Public Relations, NCAA

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