Following notification, the Nigerian Safety inquiry Bureau launched an inquiry into a major incident involving a United Nigeria Airlines Embraer ERJ145 registered as 5N-BWY.
The Bureau reported that there were four crew members and 51 passengers on board when the event happened on September 8, 2023, at approximately 6:33 p.m.As per the statement released on Saturday morning by Tunji Oketunbi, the General Manager of Public Affairs at the NSIB, and signed by James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, the aircraft skidded off when it landed on Runway 18R of Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.
But he pointed out that no injuries or deaths were reported.According to The reporter, the plane went off the runway at Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Friday night as it attempted to land in the heavy rain.
The flight, which originated at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, had successfully operated and landed at its destination, according to a statement from Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, the airline’s head of corporate communications.
Nevertheless, the jet skidded off the runway as its tyres lost traction on the wet tarmac upon touching down in the deluge.In the interim, the NSIB has made a public plea for anyone with information that could help clarify the incident.
The announcement said, “To help with carrying out a thorough investigation, the NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in the form of pictures, videos, or recording evidence.””NSIB_Nigeria through its social media sites and email@example.com are the ways to contact the Bureau.
Additionally, the Bureau’s emergency number is +234-807-709-0909.”The NSIB will be grateful if the media and general public respect the privacy of those who are engaged in the serious incident and hold off on assuming what caused it until the official report is made public.
The Nigerian State Investigation Bureau (NSIB) is a multimodal investigative body tasked with looking into serious occurrences and transport accidents in Nigeria in order to determine the likely causes and suggest preventative safety measures.”The preliminary report will be released soon by the Bureau.”