Reports reaching us reveal that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and 393 others aboard and Ethiopian Airlines plane, escaped crash on Wednesday.
Obasanjo who was reported to have absented himself from the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, escaped crashing in the plane.
The passenger aircraft, ET-901, departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time.
A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos, had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport.
Rather than landing on the first touchline of the runway, the pilot over short it, due to rain and heavy wind, landing on the third touchline.
On realising this, the pilot quickly manoeuvred the plane back air, flying out of the Lagos airport.
After hovering around between Lagos and areas suspected to be in Ogun, causing panic in passengers and crew members, the plane landed in Lagos airport, some 20 minutes after the initial false landing.