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Taraba Governor Danbaba Suntai, 5 others Survive Plane Crash

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, (THEWILL) – Taraba State Governor Danbaba Suntai is alive but seriously wounded.

The Governor was involved in a small plane crash this evening at the Yola airport, Adamawa State.

Earlier reports online (Not THEWILL) had suggested that he died on the spot.

However, the Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim in Yola told local reporters that he survived.

Suntai and two security aides are being treated at the main hospital in Yola.

Another Statement from the aviation Ministry confirmed that he is alive.

See statement:
“Incident Involving Aircraft, Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Taraba State

An aircraft, Cessna 208 with 6 souls on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba State for Yola this evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.

Search & Rescue was immediately activated and site of incident located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. The victims have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment pending further investigation of the incident.

This is the correct version of the incident, every other one that is contrary to this is incorrect.

Joe Obi,SA (Media) to Aviation Minister.”