The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has announced that it will work with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the incident where a King Air Jet ran into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal Apron of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday.

It is reported that brake failure caused a private charter airline, King Air Jet, to ram into a fence while the pilot was reparking it.

In a press release signed by its spokesperson, Tunji Oketumbi, the Bureau revealed that the incident occurred around 9:35 AM, involving a Beechcraft King Air B200 Jet with registration Marks 5N-IHS operated by JED Air Limited.

AKing Air Jet ran into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal Apron of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday.
A King Air Jet ran into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal Apron of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday.

The Bureau, however, chose to rely on the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and let the NCAA take the lead in the investigation since there was no intention of flight.

Part of the statement read, “Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) can confirm that an incident involving a Beechcraft King Air B200 Jet with registration Marks 5N-IHS operated by JED Air Limited, occurred around 9:35 am on 21st August 2020 beside Bristow Hangar 3 at GAT Apron, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.

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“The aircraft collided with the apron wall while taxing to reposition for ground run.

“The Bureau has taken the decision not to investigate the incident as there was no intention of flight. This is in line with the provisions of section 29 Civil Aviation Act 2006, Section 3 of Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accident) Regulation 2019 and the guidance document of ICAO Annex 13.

“We recognise the safety issues involved but have taken steps to work with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority who will take lead in the investigation to prevent future occurrences.”

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