The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), has commenced investigation into the incident involving an aircraft in the fleet of United Nigeria Airlines.
The Bureau equally unveiled the identity of the aircraft as an Embraer ERJ145 with Nationality and Registration Marks: 5N-BWY.
The NSIB in a statement said: “The Bureau has been notified and commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an Embraer ERJ145 with Nationality and Registration Marks: 5N-BWY belonging to United Nigeria Airlines, which occurred around 06:33pm (Local Time) on 8th September, 2023.
“The aircraft with 51 passengers and 4 crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State.
“The aircraft on landing at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, skidded off the runway.There was no injury or fatality.
“The NSIB, hereby, solicits information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.
“The Bureau can be reached through email@example.com and NSIB_Nigeria on its social media platforms.The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line +234-807-709-0909.
The Bureau however urged the public and the media to respect the privacy of the people involved “and NOT assume the cause of the serious incident until formal report is released.”
The NSIB is a multimodal investigation agency charged with the mandate to investigate transportation accidents and serious incidents in Nigeria with the aim of identifying the probable causes and proffer safety recommendations that can prevent reoccurrence.
The Bureau promised to release the preliminary report soon.