Uncle of Nigerian superstar, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his aides reportedly survived an aircraft crash after the private jet they had boarded, caught fire just before take off.
According to a report by leadership, by a stroke of luck, a Bombadier Global Express 6000, owned by Davido’s father, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, caught fire at take-off point at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
The fire incident reportedly occurred at the domestic wing of the Airport at about 9:am when the jet was about to take off from Lagos to Abuja.
The report stated that, the jet with Governor Adeleke and his aides on board, had taxied to the end of the runway shortly before departure when a loud explosion was heard from the engine of the jet, causing it to abort take-off immediately.
Before the planned takeoff, the jet had been parked at the Executive Jet hanger of the airport, the report added.
Sam Iwuajoku, the chief executive officer (CEO), Executive Jets, owners of the hangar where the private jet was parked, disclosed that the Chief Adeleke’s private jet had Foreign Object Damage (FOD) that made the aircraft experience high temperature, which resulted in the explosion.
“At take-off, the engine had high temperature and it was caused by bird nest in one of the engines of the aircraft. It happened when an aircraft is parked and not properly covered so, birds will build their nest and anything they bring into the aircraft can spark high temperature.” Sam Iwuajoku told the publication