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FG probes Calabar airport car crash

By Daniel Idonor & John Ighodaro

ABUJA–THE  presidency Thursday directed that detailed investigations be promptly carried out to unravel the circumstances/factors that led to a driver ramming his car into an Arik Air plane in Calabar on Wednesday.

According to the Statement, “appalled by the obvious and unfortunate security breach at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport yesterday, the presidency through the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, has directed that detailed investigations be promptly carried out to unravel the circumstances/factors that led to the very unusual venturing of a lone driver onto the otherwise secured tarmac of the Calabar Airport to ram into an Abuja bound Arik Aircraft at the Calabar Airport.”

Meantime, the identity of the suspect who rammed his car into a Bowing 737 Arik plane at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar, Cross River State is still shrouded in mystery.

However, the Airport has been beefed up with a combined team of police men, Air Force personnel and regular airport security officials and Arik Airlines had already flown the Boeing 737 plane to Lagos after it had been repaired at the tarmac where the car hit it.

At the Airport, normal flight activities were going on in spite of the incident of the previous day as passengers were seen boarding planes and alighting from planes.

The car under the Arik Air plane at Calabar Airport.

No one seems to be overly concerned about the incident of the previous day as some saw it as even something to provoke laughter.

When Vanguard visited the airport, he ran into the managing director of the Tinapa Leisure Resort, Mr. Bassey  Ndem who was at the airport to take a flight to Lagos, he appeared unperturbed about the incident of the previous day.


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