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NCAA Suspends Amaechi’s Plane From Ever Flying Again

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded the plane of River state governor; Mr Rotimi Amaechi, for the expiration of its operating license.�

The plane which was on Friday temporarily grounded in Akure, the Ondo state capital by NCAA for the inability of the pilot to provide the manifest of the plane, has now been suspended from flying again.

The Acting Director General of NCAA, Joyce Nkemakolam, at a press conference on Saturday, described her address as the �status of the controversial aircraft operated by governor Amaechi.”

�The controversial aircraft on the service of Governor Rotimi Amaechi is operating illegally in the country” the NCAA boss stated.

According to Mrs Nkemakolam �the aircraft, a bombardier �BD700, global express with registration no N565 RS has its clearance approval expired since Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013.”

�By our records, the last flight clearance for this aircraft was approved for operation on Thursday, March 28, 2013 on Accra-PH �Accra and to terminate on April 2, 2013. With this development, the aircraft has exceeded the extra two days or 48 hours leeway for it to leave the country.”

The NCAA boss further noted that �while still operating illegally, the aircraft has been sighted in several places including Owerri and Akure.”

�The owner of this aircraft according to the certificate of registration is Bank of Utah, trustee of Salt Lake City, Utah USA. The clearance for the aircraft was sought by Cavernton Helicopters on March 27, 2013.”

�Consequently, this aircraft in reference is hereby grounded at any airport that is located right now in the country” she announced

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