A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft has made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
militarynewsng.com learnt that the aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 was on a routine flight to Ilorin when it lost its tyres.
The incident, however, forced the aircraft to land on its underside without the aid of a landing gear.
The Nigerian Air Force spokesperson, Air Commodore, Wap Maigida confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
He said the aircraft carried out a ‘controlled belly land’, adding that no causality was recorded.
Maigida said, “A Nigerian Air Force maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight today, 6 February 2023 lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground. ”
He noted that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, had set up a committee to investigate the incident.