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Cost Multimillion-Dollars, Sold as Scrap: First Nation’s Plane is Towed to Oyo



First Nation’s Plane

An Airbus A320 jet belonging to First Nation has been sold as scrap to a yet-to-be-identified buyer.

The development came about four years after the carrier grounded its operations for technical reasons.

The buyer of the disused plane has consequently towed the equipment to a town in Oyo where it will be probably converted to a restaurant or other purposes, airport sources close to the deal revealed on Wednesday.

The multimillion-dollar plane, which had become unserviceable over time, was towed along the Oshodi-Agege Motor Road on Tuesday night, causing heavy gridlock and widespread confusion. However, it also caused excitement among commuters.

But there were also widespread rumours the jet had crashed. The development forced the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to issue a statement, denying the aircraft had crashed.

“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) would like to inform the general public to disregard the news making the rounds on social media about an alleged crash at Ikeja airport. The aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was taking it to its final destination,” the FAAN statement read.

But further findings showed that the aircraft, which had been a subject of litigation, was sold by a third to the Oyo buyer.

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