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An Air Peace airline aircraft narrowly excapes crash as tyre bursts

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By Chuks Njoku

The news of an Air Peace plane with Sixty-six passengers and six crew members that narrowly escaped a fatal accident as one of its tyres blew off at the runway of the Ilorin International Airport, Kwara State has made so much wave on the news paliance.

Reports from close  quarters reveals that the incident happened on Friday at 10:30am while the B737-500 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQR was taxiing to the parking bay at the airport.  No one was reportedly injured during the incident and no life was lost.

Spokesperson for Air Peace, Stanley Olise, who confirmed the incident said “the tyre has been fixed and the aircraft has been moved from the runway.”

A press statement released by the airline read that: “Our aircraft neither crashed nor crash-landed in Ilorin or in any place for that matter.

“Air Peace is committed to providing peaceful connectivity across cities and relentlessly observes the highest standards of safety in its operations.”

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the body in charge of investigating all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, also confirmed that though, the incident occurred but said there was no plane crash.