A private jet with 10 people on board, registered as N580KR, overshot the runway at Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan yesterday. Swift response from fire fighters and rescue teams of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), were immediately deployed to the scene to prevent casualties.

We will recall a similar incident that occurred in November 2023, when the Minister of Power, Bayo Adelabu, and nine of his aides narrowly escaped death.

When contacted, the Director of Accident Investigation Bureau and Consumer Protection, Wunmi Oladeji, confirmed the incident to our correspondent but declined further comment.

“A team of investigators are already here in Ibadan. I may not be able to give you details until after their findings. So far I have your contact, I will get back to you,” she said.

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Though there was no record of death as all the passengers on board were timely rescued, unconfirmed reports said the passengers were in town to attend a party.

The source, who did not want his name in print, said, “The passengers are all very important personalities, and they took off from the Abuja airport. And with what I learnt, they were going for a party either here in Ibadan or neighbouring towns or states.”

It was fortunate that all passengers were timely rescued even as investigation will likely provide more details on the incident.