Thursday, October 25, 2012

Taraba state Gov in Plane Crash...To Be Flown Abroad For Treatment

The governor of Taraba state, Dambaba Suntai, 51, is in critical condition, after the private jet he was piloting crashed at the Yola airport in Adamawa state this evening.The Governor was rushed to the to continue

Secretary to the Taraba State Government, Ambassador Emmanuel Njiwah confirmed that Suntai was one of the survivors of an air crash in Yola Airport but however,  said the governor was in critical condition in a specialist hospital in the Adamawa state capital.

Also, the Special Assistant to the Aviation Minister, Mr. Joe Obi, issued a terse statement on the incident claiming that nobody died in the air crash.

According to Obi, the incident involved a Cessna 208 aircraft marked 5N-BMJ with six persons on board.

The aircraft, which was piloted by the Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, reportedly left Jalingo, the Taraba State capital at about 5: 20 pm,  but lost contact with the Yola Control Tower 38 miles to landing.

The spokesman said the pilot’s attempt to raise the aircraft, failed.

Obi said search and rescue was immediately activated and the site of the incident located with all the victims alive but with various degree of injuries.
Governor Danbaba Suntai will be flown abroad for treatment.


  1. Who authorized him 2 fly a plane in d 1st place?? This is hw pple single handedly kill themselves! Haba nau! :( I really hope he's ok...

  2. He's a mad man....why would he fly a plane when there are so many pilots in the country...I pray he's ok..

  3. Stop displaying ur ignorance, flying a plane is not rocket science even you urself can fly one if an expert takes his time to mentor you. The chap is a trained Pharmacist but has been flying before cos he learnt how to fly. Its just that piloting commercial plane requires extra caution but no big deal in flying a plane my dear. With passion & training you can do it. Its just unfortunate the shit happened. When you drive and get a car accident do they ask, why did you drive when you are not a professional driver? Even if you have been driving for years. Mind you, trained commercial pilots also crash plane so its not a question of whether the Gov was competent to fly or not.

    *Otuanyanwu speaking via Samsung Porshe


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