Nigeria vice president, flight crew safe after plane crash lands

Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

He disclosed that Osinbajo returned to the Presidential Villa by road and continued with his schedule.

"The NAF wishes to state categorically that the helicopter that crashed in Kabba does not belong to the NAF or 011 PAF".

Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was safe after his helicopter crash landed in the north central state of Kogi, his spokesman said today.

The Vice President tweeted on his verified official handle @ProfOsinbajo: "We are safe and sound!"

However, it was not clear if the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), saddled with the responsibility of investigating major air incidents or accidents in the country had commenced investigation into the crash.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, in a message on Twitter, said that he is safe and sound.

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He, however, said the entire crew including the VP are safe. He also posted a picture of the helicopter, whose propeller was damaged and was lying on its side.

TUKO.co.ke understands this was the second time the VP narrowly survived a helicopter crash.

Osinbajo had a similar narrow escape in June 2018 when his helicopter suddenly began emitting thick smoke and was forced to make an emergency landing in Abuja seconds after take off. "I am happy to note, however, that all is well with you and your delegation".

Nigeria's airlines are plagued by problems - delays, cancellations and fuel shortages that are nearly expected from domestic passengers.

But safety records have been improving in recent years.

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