The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has suspended the Permit for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF) of Mattini Airline Services Limited, following the runway excursion involving its Challenger CL 601 aircraft with 10 persons onboard in Ibadan on Friday.


The NCAA in a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of NCAA, Michael Achimugu, noted that the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has launched an investigation into the occurrence in line with statutory provisions.


The agency stated that the suspension will subsist until it is determined that the conditions of the PNCF have been adhered to.

Achimugu added that, NCAA has further initiated a safety and economic audit of all private jet operations in Nigeria, assuring the travelling public of its utmost commitment to safety and the entrenchment of global best practices.


Recall reports surfaced yesterday that a jet missed the runway and skidded into the nearby bush, prompting firefighters and rescue officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to storm the scene, but there was no death or casualty recorded.


The spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Carol Adekotujo, who confirmed the news said it was a private plane from Abuja.

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