Minister confirms Yola plane crash, says no death
October 25, 2012 21:22
Abuja Oct. 25, 2012 (NAN) The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, on Thursday confirmed the crash of a Cessna 208 aircraft, with registration number, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Adamawa.
Oduah made the confirmation in a statement issued by her Special Adviser on Media, Mr Joe Obi.
She said the victims of the crash came out alive and were rushed to a hospital in Adamawa for medical attention.
''An aircraft, Cessna 208 with six people 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 at 17:20 p.m. and field in sight at 38 miles, estimating landing at 17:30 p.m.
``The pilot lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.
"A search and rescue team was immediately activated and site of the incident was located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries.
``The victims have been evacuated to hospital for treatment, pending further investigation of the incident. (NAN)