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As the father of Davido’s private jet catches fire, the Osun governor Adeleke and others narrowly escape death

Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun state, and his staff managed to escape a probable plane disaster after it was discovered that the private jet’s engine was broken

Leadership claims that the event happened at the domestic wing of the airport on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, just before the plane was scheduled to depart from Lagos for Abuja

The Bombardier Global Express 6000 private jet, owned by Nigerian billionaire businessman Chief Adedeji Adeleke, caught fire as it took off from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos

David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is an Afrobeat star. His father is Chief Adeleke. Additionally, he is related to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State

Governor Adeleke and his top advisers were reportedly in the aircraft at the time of the tragedy

It was discovered that the jet’s engine made a loud explosion just as it was about to take off while it was taxiing to the end of the runway. This forced the flight to quickly abort takeoff

Leadership was informed by that “no deaths or injuries were reported, and other passengers in the aircraft as of the incident could not be ascertained”

Unable to be reached, Governor Adeleke’s aides speculated that there may have been foul play because both of the plane’s engines were destroyed, but one of the passengers on the flight spoke to LEADERSHIP under the condition of anonymity

Sam Iwuajoku, CEO of Executive Jets, which oversees the hangar where the private plane was parked, said that the aircraft suffered Foreign Object Damage (FOD), which caused it to experience high temperature and cause the explosion

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He said that a bird nest in one of the jet’s engines was what led to the FOD”

A bird nest was found in one of the aircraft’s engines during takeoff, which is why the engine had a high temperature”

It occurs when an airplane is parked and improperly covered, allowing birds to establish their nest inside, where whatever they bring inside can cause a high temperature to develop

“It took place with one of my airplanes in 2021; we had to remove the engine, which spent 14 months in Germany. Therefore, it is frequent in Africa since there are birds there, he said

According to sources, Davido used the plane on September 3

Although attempts to contact the NCAA were unsuccessful, a source told the newspaper that the incident was not reported to the organization because its Air Worthiness Department was not aware of it

The insider was cited as saying, “NCAA is not aware of this incident because the Air Worthiness Department is not aware”

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