Less than 72 hours after a chartered aircraft crashed in Lagos killing more than 13 people, another plane crash was averted as a Saudi Arabia bound Kabo Air plane made an emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto. The plane which took off from Kano on Friday was carrying 400 passengers going for the holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
The plane’s tyres exploded shortly after it took off, forcing the Boeing 747 jet to divert to Sokoto. The passengers were thereafter evacuated.
An Associated Airline plane carrying the remains of Dr Segun Agagu, a former Governor of Ondo State crashed on Thursday, killing 13 and wounding several others. The plane nosedived shortly after it took off from the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.