Ilorin - Three crew members on board a training aircraft of International Aviation College, Ilorin, escaped death as the plane crashed during a routine exercise.
The minor incident occurred at about 11.33 a.m. on Monday within the vicinity of Ilorin International Airport.
The college’s Acting Rector, Captain Nuhu Abdulkareem, who announced the plane crash at a press conference in Ilorin, said it was the first recorded incident since its inception.
Abdulkareem said the three crew members of the single engine Diamond aircraft with registration number 5N-BRD were later taken to the college’s clinic for proper check-up and were certified fit.
He said the college had established contact with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Accident Investigation Bureau, statutory bodies responsible for regulating aviation safety and investigating incidents.
He said the management of the college was awaiting the arrival of the officials of both agencies from Abuja to investigate the incident.