Senator Smart Adeyemi, PDP, Kogi West, have said that the Associated Aircraft that carried the corpse of Late Agagu to Ekiti for burial and killed MIC Boss, Deji Falae and others was on test flight.
The Senator based this claim on his own sources which helped him in independent investigations. Senator Adeyemi said the plane departed Lagos for Akure was on test flight and was under repairs before, therefore it was supposed to carry only engineers for the flight test and not passengers.
He further noted that the government, especially the Ministry of Aviation, had tried on facilities at the nation’s airport but that corruption was the main cause of the problems facing the sector.
Senator Adeyemi insisted that it was pertinent to know the owner of the crashed airline and those managing it. The airports are good but have problems of technical regulators which he said was neck-deep in corruption.
It would be noted that the Senate has summoned the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the Managing Director of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, on October 9, 2013, Wednesday.