An airplane piloted by the Taraba State governor yesterday crashed while approaching the Yola International Airport.
Earlier reports say the Taraba state governor died in the crash, but the Federal Ministry of Aviation later issued a statement saying the Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, and the other five passengers aboard the crashed plane are alive.
The statement titled “Incident Involving Aircraft, Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Adamawa State, reads:
“An aircraft, Cessna 208 with 6 souls on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba State for Yola this evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.”
“Search & Rescue was immediately activated and site of incident located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. The victims have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment pending further investigation of the incident.”
“This is the correct version of the incident; every other one that is contrary to this is incorrect.”
SIGNED: Joe Obi,SA (Media) to Aviation Minister
In all things we shld giv thanks
Glory be to God.Iam hapi for them.
Glory be to God.Iam hapi for them.I wish u all quick recovery in Jesus name amen.
MAY GOD SPEARE HIS LIFE & HELP HIM SURVIVE THIS UGLY INSIDENT, IN JESUS NAME.
Thank GOD for the fact that the all alive. The Governor must have done his best to crash land well. Lord we give you glory for sparing the life of your son DANBABA SUNTAI. Please note that He was a very well trained and qualified Pilot.
Being trained as a pilot last year is nt a gurantee to fly. I wish him a speedy recovery
so when are you guranted to fly an aircraft
Thank God DanBaba survived the crash!
Quick recovery for all of you in Jesus name
Dear Gov and the other people on board.. We thank God for your life and Jesus is Lord. Wish you all quick Recovery
we are all praying 4 our governor we wish him fast recovery.