“Everything happened so fast”: How Agagu’s son and Femi Akinsanya survived Lagos plane crash

by ‘Jola Sotubo

 

Startling details have come to light as to how uncomfortable Feyi, the late son of the recently deceased and buried former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, felt about the state of the crashed plane that was carrying his father’s remains with him and several others in it.

According to reports, Feyi, who is one of 7 survivors, confided to family and friends that he was uneasy about the plane the minute he laid eyes on it but he was reassured by his brother-in-law, Femi Akinsanya, who also survived.

It was this concern that made the duo cautious and caused them to find seats at the rear of the plane and this was one of the reasons why they escaped largely unscathed. The front of the plane hit the ground first and went up in flames making it impossible for those seated in front to get out alive.

Nigerian Eye reports:

According to the family insider Feyi spoke to, “the young man said that once they got to the tarmac before boarding and once he sighted the plane, what struck him was the seemingly very old look of the plane”. Continuing, the source narrated: “Feyi said he didn’t like the looks of the plane. “He also said but for the importance and significance of the trip, his inner sense didn’t feel comfortable boarding the plane.

“In fact, Feyi said he told another survivor, Femi Akinsanya, that the plane looked too old and he didn’t feel like boarding.

“ But Feyi said he was told not to get himself worked up needlessly since this was not going to be his first time aboard a plane neither would this be the first old-looking plane that he would board.
“That was how he said he boarded the plane”.

Our source was told by the source that Feyi recounted “how he and Femi Akinsanya boarded the plane and moved straight to the back end to take up seats.”

“Why Feyi chose the back seat”, the source said, “was more a function of his state of mind about the state of the plane rather than a preference for taking a back seat.

“When they sat down, Feyi told me that he and Femi simply prayed that they should just take off and land safely, oblivious of what lay ahead of them.

“Feyi said once they took off, everything happened so fast.

“What he also told me was that both he and Femi noticed what looked like a crack not far from where they sat at the rear end of the plane.

“He said everything happened so fast that by the time the plane crashed on the ground, it was that crack that had been noticed earlier that transformed into a gaping exit point upon impact on the ground.

“Feyi said the exit point created was where he and Femi escaped through”.

Another source further revealed that most of the survivors of the crash appeared to be those seated at the rear end of the plane.

This is further corroborated by the fact that the first point of impact was the frontal part which eventually caught fire soon after crash-landing.

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