Pacific Energy’s Aircraft Incident Involving Governor Adeleke: Investigation Has Commenced, Says NCAA

The Director General, Civil Aviation, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says investigation has already commenced into the incident involving a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited which occurred on September 4, 2023.
A statement signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu himself reads: “The Aviation Minister, Mr. Festus Keyamo, (SAN), received with concern reports of an aborted take-off of a Bombardier Global Express 605 jet operated by Pacific Energy Company Limited at the Lagos airport on September 4th 2023.
The aircraft was carrying Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his team on a scheduled flight to Abuja.
Once alerted, the Honourable Minister contacted the Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and was briefed accordingly. A mandatory report was submitted on 6th September 2023 in accordance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations(Nig.CARS). The operator submitted the report through the new web based National Aviation Safety Reporting System, SMS Pro, deployed by NCAA in collaboration with Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) in compliance with the provisions of ICAO mandated State Safety Programme and the Civil Aviation Act 2022. An full blown investigation of the incident has since commenced.
While expressing relief that the incident ended without any harm, the Honourable Minister assured that the outcome of NCAA’s investigation and recommendations will be implemented in line with Nig. CARS and global best practices.”

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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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