CONFUSION As Damaged Plane Blocks Lagos Road!
There was heavy traffic as a damaged plane blocked Agege Motor Road Tuesday night.
The airline, which did not appear marked, was seen near the busy Ikeja Along Bus Stop, leaving miles-long traffic congestion, social media accounts said.
The plane was seen on a busy Lagos road after suffering an apparent mishap Tuesday night, according to videos shared on social media, causing miles-long traffic congestion.
The airline, which did not appear marked, was seen on Agege Motor Road near the busy Ikeja Along Bus Stop, witnesses said.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the plane, which had damaged wings, as accounts differ about its fate. Some commenters said it crash-landed around 8:33 p.m., while others said it was being towed to a repair workshop near the airport.
Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) has explained that the private jet that blocked Ikeja-Along, Lagos road on Tuesday evening did not crash-land as reported by some online media outlets.
The plane with one missing wing had blocked the ever busy Ikeja – Agege road causing traffic gridlock, with some reports suggesting that the aircraft crash-landed on the road.
In a terse statement on Tuesday night, FAAN said the aircraft was being towed to where it would be repaired by its new owner when it got stuck on the road.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria would like to inform the general public to disregard the news making the rounds on social media about an alleged crash at Ikeja Airport.
“The aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was taking it to its final destination,” it said