Aircraft Being Towed On Lagos Road Didn’t Crashland-FAAN
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday evening reacted to the viral video of an aircraft that was being towed on Lagos roads.
There were speculations that it crash-landed Tuesday evening.
The aircraft, which had missing wings, caused a gridlock on the Ikeja-Agege road.
In a statement posted on its social media handles, FAAN told Nigerians to disregard the news.
“The aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was taking it to its final destination”, the FAAN statement read.
An aviation analyst, Daniel Dikio had earlier tweeted his observation of the viral video.
“It is an Airbus A319, hasn’t flown domestically in years. I can see traces of a green logo, it likely belonged to First Nation Airways in its time.
“The wings are separated cleanly, this wouldn’t happen in a crash. The separation is a sign of dismantling.
“There is no damage to the fuselage, almost impossible given the purported circumstances”, Dikio had noted on Tuesday