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How Buhari and his entourage managed to avoid a plane crash on the Presidential Jet
President Buhari and his entourage are said to have averted a plane disaster after the presidential airplane developed a problem.
TOUCHAHEART NIGERIA has learned that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage barely avoided a plane accident after the presidential jet they were traveling in, designated 5N-FGT, developed a problem.
According to this online site, the event occurred when President Buhari and his delegation were returning to Nigeria following a trip to the United States.
Recall that President Buhari and his delegation traveled to New York on September 19, 2021, to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly.
The plane, a Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800), suffered a malfunction while Buhari and his aides were returning to Abuja on Saturday, September 25, according to a report by Sahara Reporters reviewed by Newsonline Nigeria.
The plane took out from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:08 p.m., landed at Sable Island Airport at 5:24 p.m., and had a 3-hour layover. After that, the Nigerian Air Force 1 flew to Santa Maria, California, where it landed about 9:10 p.m. It took off from Santa Maria and landed at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 5:01 a.m. on Sunday, September 26.
According to sources, the plane was relocated to Euro Airport in Germany on September 29 and landed at 4.15pm after leaving Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 9.48am, with the Nigerian government paying a parking cost of â5,000 (Euros) each night (N2,385,000 at the official rate of N477 to â1).
This means that on Thursday, October 28, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government had paid the aircraft a parking cost of â145,000 (N69,165,000).
The registration of the 5N-FGT aircraft was done through AMACGND to avoid reaction.
During his flight from New York, the Presidential Boeing Business Jet, registration number 5N-FGT, had a problem.
He flew to Saudi Arabia with a smaller plane. 5N-FGV is the registration number for a Falcon 7X jet. According to a presidential source, no photos of his departure to Saudi Arabia were posted to prevent the public from learning about the plane he flew on.
Since September, the one that developed a defect has been relocated to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Germany, for repairs. It is also known as AMACGND and is registered and operated under that name.