Sad reports reaching our news desk indicate that a plane crash has occurred at the Lagos airport.
A witness said the crash occurred at the local wing of the airport close to the section where JET-A1 fuel(Aviation Fuel), is stored.
Fire service officials were seen evacuating the occupants of the plane.
It is not yet clear if there was any casualty.
The spokesman of the Nigeria aviation agencies, Yakubu Datti, asked for more time to get details of the incident.
But another official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said the crashed plane belonged to Associated Airlines, and was just about to take off when the accident occurred.
The plane, our FAAN source said, was on its way to Akure.
In Ondo, government officials were waiting
Ondo government officials including Governor Mimiko were waiting for Mr. Agagu’s corpse at the Akure airport when the Lagos Plane Crash occurred. But the have since moved to the Ondo government house from Akure airport after hearing of the crash.
Mr. Agagu was to be buried tomorrow (11 a.m.), while a lying-in-state was to be held today in Akure. Mr. Agagu died on September 13. His burial program started at the University of Ibadan on Monday.
Agagu was a geology lecturer at the University of Ibadan before venturing into politics. He was at different times Nigeria’s Aviation and Power Minister
More updates shortly.
Posted by Salmon Abiodun