A four-seater plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon via Cameroon has disappeared, according to Cameroon aviation sources on Tuesday.
The plane, owned by the US company Global Aviation, took off from Kano in northern Nigeria at 1800 hours on Monday en route Libreville in Gabon, where it was scheduled to arrive at 2300 hours, after a stopover in Douala, Cameroon.
However, the station said that the plane, with only the American pilot on board, did not make it to Douala.
It said the last contact the plane had with the control tower took place in Mongo, which is two hours flight from the Cameroonian economic capital.
Report said that search and rescue operations led by Cameroon’s civil aviation authorities have not yielded any positive results
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdulsalam, confirmed that the aircraft had gone out of Nigerian airspace and handed over to Cameroon.
“It did not occur within the Nigerian airspace so there is nothing we can do about it. We have handed over the aircraft to the Cameroonian airspace,” Abdulsalam said.