Aisha Buhari, the Wife of the President, has confirmed the flight incident that nearly claimed her life and that of her daughter, Hanan on Friday.
We had earlier reported that the aircraft Mrs Buhari was travelling in encountered some troubles in the air while bringing the first lady home from her medical trip in Dubai.
Confirming the incident in a series of tweets on Saturday night, Aisha commended the crew of the Airforce flight for the courage in managing the dangerous movement.
She said, “On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.
“I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant servicemen and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintenance of its Fleet.”
On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) August 22, 2020