Many passengers, including some highly-placed Nigerians, narrowly escaped death on Friday as an aircraft belonging to a popular airline in Nigeria, Air Peace crashlanded in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Report says the aircraft crashed around 9.30am on Friday morning upon landing in Ilorin from Abuja.

The plane had tyre burst and a bang which affected the cabin with luggages  falling on passengers.

It was gathered with the impact of the crash, the plane could not taxi to the tarmac but all the traumatised passengers were successfully evacuated from the runway.

Following this development, the runway of the Ilorin International Airport has been closed to traffic.

All flights to Ilorin have also been canceled until the evacuation of the plane.

As at the time of filing this report, efforts were being made to relocate the plane from the runway.

Air Peace began operation from Ilorin Airport on June 16, 2021




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