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.
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his aides, the uncle of Davido reportedly made it out of the private jet they boarded alive.
A Bombadier Global Express 6000 reportedly caught fire at takeoff at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos by chance, according to a report by leadership.
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.
According to the report, the jet had been parked at the airport’s Executive Jet hangar before its planned takeoff.
According to Sam Iwuajoku, the chief executive officer of Executive Jets, the owner of the hangar where the private jet was parked, the Chief Adeleke’s private jet had Foreign Object Damage (FOD), resulting in a high temperature, which led to 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
“It happened to one of my aircraft in 2021, we had to remove the engine and the engine was in Germany for 14 months. So, it’s a common thing in Africa because we have birds around,” he added